Picente was on short list for Lazio's running mate pick

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's likely opponent in the race for New York State Governor is Rick Lazio. And while Lazio has already picked his running mate - Gregory Edwards, of Buffalo, it could have been a face familiar to Oneida County residents.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente was on Lazio's short list of possible running mates. That would have meant that if Lazio had won and become New York State Governor, Picente would have become the state's Lieutenant Governor.

Picente confirmed Wednesday that members of Lazio's campaign staff came to Oneida County staff interviewed him a few weeks ago.

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