New York, NY – It took a while, but the New York Republican Party finally found a candidate to run for comptroller. In the first major step of Robert Antonacci’s campaign, he defied GOP candidate Rob Astorino and announced that he would opt in to public financing. Astorino is a vocal opponent of public financing – just yesterday, he pushed Senate Republicans to block public financing legislation.
“The Republican soap opera continues – it’s the right versus the far right. Will Astorino stand with Antonacci? Will Astorino endorse Tom DiNapoli instead? Will NY GOP Chairman Ed Cox choose Astorino or Antonacci? Welcome to the new schizophrenic Republican Party. Who will win – the right or the far right?” – Peter Kauffmann, NYSDC spokesman