Just seen this come through on FB from NY Safe Act Resoultions. I hope this guy is for real and actually has the nuts to do it. If so, I'll send a few bills his way!!
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin said he's considering a campaign for governor, but he said he still needs to raise millions of dollars if he hopes to unseat Governor Cuomo.
McLaughlin estimates he would need $15 million to $20 million to compete in a race with Cuomo. Another uphill battle for the Republican assemblyman, is name recognition against the governor.
Still, he said he's confident that he could win over many voters on issues like the New York SAFE Act.
“I think we'd be certainly competitive. Are you going to win New York City? Probably not. Can you get 35 percent? I think you can get 35, maybe 40 percent in the city. The key becomes upstate and Long Island. But the reality is this -- there's at least four million gun owners in the state. None of them that I know of are voting for Andrew Cuomo. If they show up and vote he's in real trouble, and he knows it,” said Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin.
McLaughlin said he'll likely make a final decision about a run in the fall.