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Senator DeFrancisco: Andrew Cuomo’s Economic Development Schemes Carry Stench of Shake-Down Scheme

February 14, 2018

State Senator and gubernatorial candidate John A. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) today charged that Governor Andrew Cuomo, and aides closest to him, including former Chief of Staff and campaign manager Joseph Percoco, designed elaborate “economic development”schemes in New York soon after his 201o election that would reap the governor millions of dollars in pay-to-play political donations and allow him to run hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-paid television ads — in New York and around the nation — designed to further Governor Cuomo’s political reputation and positioning.

New York State Senators Griffo, Larkin, Ortt, Ranzenhofer, and Ritchie Endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor

February 12, 2018

Today, State Senators Joseph Griffo, Bill Larkin, Rob Ortt, Mike Ranzenhofer, and Patty Ritchie enthusiastically endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor. The Senators represent various parts of the state, including Western NY, Central NY, the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Hudson Valley. Additionally, the Mayor of Rome, Jacqueline Izzo endorses John DeFrancisco’s candidacy for Governor.

Albany, Lewis and Niagara GOP County Chairs and the Onondaga County Conservative Party Endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor

February 12, 2018

Today, Republican Chairmen from three more counties and the Onondaga County Conservative Party endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor. Over the weekend, Senator DeFrancisco picked up the endorsement of nine GOP County Chairs.

Nine GOP County Chairs Endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor

February 9, 2018

Today, Republican chairmen from nine counties endorsed John DeFrancisco for Governor. Previously, Onondaga County Chairman Tom Dadey endorsed Senator DeFrancisco.

DeFrancisco: Empire State Development Must Reimburse State DOT and Thruway Authority

February 5, 2018

Today, Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R,C,I – Syracuse) called on Empire State Development (ESD) to immediately reimburse the State Department of Transportation, Thruway Authority and the Port Authority of NY/NJ for the misuse of capital funds to install 514 illegal “I Love NY” tourism signs along highways across New York State – and if they can’t, Governor Cuomo’s campaign should. Additionally Senator DeFrancisco called for legislative hearing’s into the misuse of funds and Cuomo’s administrations blatant disregard for federal and state law.

New York State Senators Akshar, Bonacic, Boyle, Croci and Gallivan Endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor

February 5, 2018

Today, State Senators Fred Akshar, John Bonacic, Phil Boyle, Tom Croci and Pat Gallivan enthusiastically endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor. The Senators represent various parts of the state, including Western New York, the Southern Tier, Hudson Valley and Long Island.