Republican gubernatorial hopeful Molinaro visits Utica

He's a Republican in a blue state; a downstate official, who needs upstate New Yorkers' votes if he's to become governor. Current Dutchess County Executive and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Marc Molinaro isn't discouraged.

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:43 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2018 5:50 PM

He's a Republican in a blue state; a downstate official, who needs upstate New Yorkers' votes if he's to become governor. Current Dutchess County Executive and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Marc Molinaro isn't discouraged.

"Utica and this entire part of the state reminds me a lot of home, again, struggling downtowns trying to reviatlize main street and community centers, we've seen factories move to other parts of the country, and yet families and businesses are still committed to the community," says Molinaro.

Molinaro toured Upstate Cerebral Palsy Wednesday with his Oneida County counterpart, County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. The Republian gubernatorial hopeful offered solutions to the economic struggles that face upstate New Yorkers.

"Invest in the businesses and employers that are in your community. Seventy percent of new jobs come from businesses already in place, so by reducing the burden and making it easier for them to grow, that creates the biggest bang for the smallest return," said Molinaro.

As for the blue wave that some expect in November?

"I want us to unite the state of New York and I think that regardless of political party or ideology, NYers know that this state is too expensive, and accessing services and support is too difficult and we have a state government that's not accountable," said Molinaro. "So at the end of the day, I believe that regardless of party, people will take the opportunity to elect somebody or consider supporting somebody that they trust or believe in. That's the message that I'm gonna continue to send."

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