Candidates Campaigning For Governor In Tioga County

By Kerri O'Hara

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 8, 2005 at 11:23 AM EST

Former assemblyman John Faso and assemblyman Patrick Manning met with county republican leaders in Owego.
They met for an informal lunch on Wednesday to talk about some of their ideas they hope to bring to the governor's office.
These two candidates may face others in a republican primary.
Both Fasco and Manning are all for it.
"I think that it may be inevitable that there is a Republican party primary and if there is one I think it's good that the rank and file voters get a chance to express their preference," says Fasco.
"The two top people we've had in the last 20 years in the Republican party, Al D'Amato and George Pataki, we're success stories due to fierce primary contest. It helped them define who they were," says Manning.
Other republicans running for governor are former Massachusetts Governor William Weld and former New York Secretary of State Randy Daniels.
Thomas Golisano is also thinking about running as a republican.
New York's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, is the only democrat in the running for Governor, and right now he has a wide lead before next November's election.

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