County Executive Rob Astorino gives speech at Westchester County Association

The recurring theme in Astorino's speech was the value of collaboration, a theme behind a new bipartisan coalition on the County Board. (1/23/14)

TARRYTOWN - County Executive Rob Astorino has not yet said if he will run for governor.

However, in a speech to the Westchester County Association today, Astorino sounded like he may have been setting his sights for a run for governor.

The recurring theme in Astorino's speech was the value of collaboration, a theme behind a new bipartisan coalition on the County Board.

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"We are 49-percent Democrat, 24-percent Republican," he said. "And whether you are liberal, moderate, or conservative, there is always a place for you in Westchester."

Some say Astorino's comment was a thinly veiled reference to a statement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo a few days ago. The governor said there is no place in New York for extreme conservatives.

Astorino's response was that Westchester welcomes all points of view.
 

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