Langworthy continues collecting votes; closes in on becoming state GOP chair

Nick Langworthy is on the verge of becoming the next state Republican Chairman, ousting Ed Cox after a decade of leadership.

The Empire Report on Monday reported Cox was preparing a transition of leadership to Langworthy, the Erie County chair.

“The Chairman has been presented with an important new opportunity and there are talks underway for a transition,” said Republican spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “More details will be announced in short order.”

Langworthy on Monday appeared to be poised to win a majority of the county committee endorsements with the backing of Monroe County Chairman Bill Reilich.

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