GOP governor candidate will make 3 stops in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Astorino will visit sites in Holley and Medina on Thursday

The Republican candidate for governor will make three stops in Orleans County on Thursday.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will first be at Precision Packaging Products in Holley at 2 p.m. for a tour of the manufacturing plant. He is scheduled to tour Western New York Energy’s ethanol plant in Medina at 3 p.m. He will then go to tour the Olde Pickle Factory in Medina  at 3:45 p.m.

Astorino was endorsed by Republicans last week to challenge incumbent Andrew Cuomo as governor.

A poll released today shows Cuomo has a commanding lead over Astorino, 57 to 28 percent. Cuomo today announced former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul was his choice for his running mate for lieutenant governor. Hochul represented a district that included Orleans County.

Astorino will spend nearly the entire day in Western New York on Thursday with an 8 a.m. meeting with Rochester area business leaders at the Rochester Business Alliance. After visiting three locations in Orleans County, he will be in Niagara Falls for dinner with the Niagara County Republican Party.