GOP nominates Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino for governor of New York

New York Republicans have officially nominated Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R) as their candidate in the race for governor. Republicans wrapped up their state

Astorino was joined onstage by his wife and

Astorino was joined onstage by his wife and children. (Credit: News 12)

RYE BROOK - New York Republicans have officially nominated Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R) as their candidate in the race for governor.

Republicans wrapped up their state party convention Thursday at the Hilton Hotel in Rye Brook after nominating Astorino. Other candidates nominated include Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci for comptroller and chief of staff to former Gov. George Pataki John Cahill as attorney general.

Astorino says his success in Westchester shows he can appeal to all kinds of voters in heavily Democratic New York. In his acceptance speech, Astorino called for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and the repeal of the state's new gun control law. He also attacked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state's property taxes being the highest in the country and vowed to repeal the state's Common Core curriculum.

New York Republicans also nominated their first black candidate for lieutenant governor. Chris Moss is the Chemung County Sheriff.

Democrats will endorse Cuomo for a second term at their nominating convention next week, which will be held in Melville on Long Island.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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