With Greene County, Lazio climbs to 51.5

Jimmy Vielkind in Capitol Confidential:

Greene County Republican Chairman Brent Bogardus endorsed Rick Lazio lat night, bringing to 51.5 percent the amount of the Republican delegates the Long Islander has in his corner for his question to become governor. “The Executive Committee of the Greene County Republican Party interviewed gubernatorial candidates this weekend,” Bogardus said in a statement put out by the Lazio campaign. “The members of our Committee strongly felt that Rick Lazio was the candidate best equipped to carry our message of lower taxes, less government and personal responsibility to New York’s voters this fall.” Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy remains at 27.1 percent of the weighted vote. As an enrolled Democrat, he will need over 50 percent of the Republican State Committee to support him in order to secure a slot on the primary ballot. Lazio needs just 25 percent. Carl Paladino has yet to secure any endorsements. Read the entire article in Capitol Confidential.

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