Group calls for Westchester GOP chairman to resign

A newly formed activist group is calling for the Westchester GOP chairman to step down for allegedly helping longtime Democratic incumbent Rep. Nita Lowey gain an advantage for Election Day.

The Concerned Republicans of Westchester County held a news conference outside the Republican headquarters in White Plains today to ask for the immediate ouster of Chairman Douglas Colety.

The group is an ally of Jim Russell, who lost Republican Party support over past writings that some considered racist and anti-Semitic. They claim Colety and his followers have been secretly helping Lowey gain an advantage in the race.

News 12 Westchester reached out to Colety for comment, but he was unavailable for an interview. He released a statement saying "The Westchester Republican Party is whole-heartedly supporting Cortes Derussy. We're not supporting Nita Lowey." A spokesperson for Rep. Lowey says they won't be commenting on the dispute and remain focused on the issues important to Westchester County.

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