GOP gubernatorial challenger, Rob Astorino thinks the political momentum may be shifting in his direction. Like a dog with a shiny new toy, Astorino and his running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, are taking advantage of the political fallout in the aftermath of the ill-fated Moreland Commission.
An article in the New York Times got the ball rolling when it found fault with Cuomo for interfering with the crime-busting commission's work and his politically risky decision to pull the plug on the panel 9 months ahead of schedule. Cuomo's actions played right into Astorino's hand and his campaign pledge to clean up state government.
Astorino and Moss are hitting the road on a 4 city tour to ironically campaign on the very same thing that got Cuomo elected four years ago -- cleaning up state government. Astorino calls his anti-corruption scheme -- a 10 point Ethics Reform Plan.
The Westchester County Chief Executive will echo is demand that Cuomo make a full accounting of his role in dismantling the Moreland Commission before it could finish its job of stompiong political corruption. "We are only at the tip of the iceberg in the Moreland commission scandal," says Astorino. Together with Lt. Governor nominee, Chris Moss, Astorino claims he has a plan to shutdown corruption and cronyism in New York.