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Astorino taps Chemung County sheriff as running mate

Astorino taps Chemung County sheriff as running mate

Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss Photo: WHCU/New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

The Republican nominee for governor of New York announced his running mate Tuesday.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has tapped Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss to be the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

Astorino said Moss has hands-on experience overseeing a team of deputy sheriffs and a full corrections department.

“I wanted an Albany outsider as a runningmate to help me clean up this state and help move it back into the winning column again, and I got one,” Astorino said in a video release on his website.

Moss is the president of the New York State Sheriff’s Association and an outspoken opponent of the SAFE Act, New York’s highly-criticized gun control law that passed in 2013.

Republicans are gathering this week in Westchester County to nominate candidates for the fall elections.

Cuomo, a Democrat, is expected to announce his running mate soon. Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy decided not to run.

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