As two Republicans announced this week they will not seek the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year, state Sen. John DeFrancisco said he will soon decide whether to launch a gubernatorial campaign.
DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, has been exploring a run for governor since the summer. He has visited nearly three dozen New York counties and engaged in numerous conversations with Republican leaders. The discussions continued in Albany last week when lawmakers returned to Albany for the opening of the 2018 legislative session.
“Decision time is rapidly approaching,” DeFrancisco said in a phone interview with The Citizen. “It’s gotta be sooner than later because I can’t wait much longer if I’m going to do it. I’ve gotta feel confident in my mind that this is something that I can do.”