WESTCHESTER - With 31 days left until Election Day, the candidates for Westchester County executive are entering the final stretch of their campaigns.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino spent the day picking pumpkins with his family at Muscoot Farm in Katanoh while pushing back against Democratic candidate Noah Bramson, who has attempted to paint the incumbent as a right wing extremist.
"That stuff is just utter nonsense,” said Astorino. “He can paint me any way he wants. He's been trying to be very disparaging since day one, which is unfortunate."
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In Astorino’s latest campaign ad, the executive’s wife asks Bramson to “stop the nonsense” regarding issues that don’t concern the office.
Meanwhile, the Democratic candidate continues to link Astorino to conservative social views.
"Rob Astorino's positions and values come straight out of the tea party,” said Bramson at a campaign office opening in Yonkers. “He opposes a woman's right to choose, he vetoed clinic access legislation. It was his decision to bring gun shows back to the Westchester County Center."
A Marist poll released Wednesday shows the most important issue to the county's adult residents is taxes.
Poll numbers show 63 percent of residents think the county is heading in the right direction. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.