Rob Astorino continues to flirt with a bid for governor this year. With the Albany press corps yesterday, Astorino criticized Cuomo’s tax cut plan (Newsday); called Cuomo’s proposal for limited medical marijuana a road to “increased drug abuse” (Post); and blamed Cuomo for Albany corruption, high taxes, and a bad environment for business (Politicker).
Meanwhile, he says he’s 50-50 on running for office and will decide in the next 60 days (Times Union).
Astorino is taking advantage of his moment. He may still decide not to run, but his profile will have been raised in the state and across the country, his stature in Westchester will be increased, and I would look for him to show up more often on Fox News as a critic of Cuomo during this election year.