CNY GOP chair ‘not happy’ with how some Republicans have treated DeFrancisco

Onondaga County Republican Chairman Tom Dadey is upset with some members of his own party after GOP leaders gathered Friday in Saratoga Springs to discuss the state of the gubernatorial race.

The major development at the end of last week was Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro's decision to join the race. Molinaro had announced in January that he wouldn't be a candidate for governor. But he reportedly told GOP leaders Friday that he is running for the party's nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Molinaro's reversal seemed to rankle Dadey, who supports state Sen. John DeFrancisco for governor.

DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, has received some endorsements from Republican chairs and committees. But he hasn't won over enough GOP leaders to secure the nomination. There is still time for him to secure their support. The GOP convention won't be held until mid-May, at the earliest.

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