New State Republican Chair At GOP Pre-Vote Celebration


New State Republican Chair

At GOP Pre-Vote Celebration

At his first public appearance locally, Nick Langworthy (inset, left) of Buffalo, elected chairman of the state Republican Committee in July, advises 100 candidates and party members at The Otesaga today that the GOP “is a party that’s coming alive” in the face of the state Democrats’ downstate tilt.  Albany decisionmakers come “from five square miles” in New York City, he said.  “There’s no one in the power structure right now who understands us.”  A Republican revival is necessary because Governor Cuomo “taxes too much and spends to much, and he’s driving people out of the state” — 2 million since taking office in 2011.  Langworthy was speaking at the party’s “Pre-Election Celebration” in advance of Tuesday’s polling.   Candidates in contested races, top, then posed for photos between Langworthy, right, and county Chair Vince Casale, left.  Front row, from left, are state Supreme Court candidates Chris Baker, Oliver Blaise and Mark Masler; back row, from left, are  Josh Bailey, Oneonta Common Council, Ward 8;  Rick Brockway, county board District 3 (Laurens-Otego); Len Carson, Oneonta Common Council, Ward 5, and Marcia Hoag, county board District 2, (Butternuts, Morris, Pittsfield) (Jim Kevlin/


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