It’s the holiday season. Christmas trees are everywhere, decorations are up … and four Republicans are close to deciding whether they will run for governor in 2018.
State Sen. John DeFrancisco, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and corporate restructuring expert Harry Wilson are expected to announce by the end of the year whether they will enter the 2018 gubernatorial race and challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term.
DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, has traveled to more than 20 counties to gauge support for his potential candidacy. He has been exploring a run for governor since July.