State GOP chairman asks Weld to end New York gubernatorial bid

that former Massachusetts Governor William Weld (R) is speaking with his inner circle about possibly dropping out of the New York gubernatorial race. Things haven?t gone too smoothly for Weld in the

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2006, 2:40 AM

Updated 6,581 days ago

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that former Massachusetts Governor William Weld (R) is speaking with his inner circle about possibly dropping out of the New York gubernatorial race.
Things haven?t gone too smoothly for Weld in the political arena of late. He suffered a blow when he lost the GOP nomination to John Faso. Then, Weld failed to secure the Independence Party Bid. Reports later surfaced that Weld?s running mate once donated campaign funds to the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Eliot Spitzer.
As if all the previous struggles weren?t enough, Republican Party Chairman Stephen Minarik asked Weld to drop out of the race Monday. Minarik claims he asked Weld to end his bid because primaries are a ?divisive exercise that does little other than drain campaign dollars.? Although Faso was designated as the party?s candidate, Weld gained enough votes to force a primary.
Still, Weld may have luck on his side. Party leaders asked him to leave the Massachusetts race in 1990. However, he stayed in and became governor of the state. Weld could announce his decision as early as Tuesday.
Related information: Yonkers GOP endorses John Faso for governor Westchester GOP throws its support behind Faso for governor GOP delegates send Faso, Weld to a primary
 


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