Now that the dust has settled and we’ve all recovered from another grueling election year, I wanted to take a moment to give you a couple of key takeaways from the campaign. Together, we worked really hard and built a great team of supporters. While the outcome was not in our favor, there is still much to be proud of.
· Rob Astorino won 46 of the 62 counties in New York! In fact, when you take away the five boroughs of New York City, Rob beat Cuomo 49-46%. This is a huge change from four years ago when Cuomo won 55% of non-New York City votes.
· In Monroe County, where Cuomo won in 2010 by a 2 to 1 margin, Rob became the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the county in 16 years.
· We also broke records with the amount of individual donors who contributed to Rob’s campaign for governor. In less than a year, nearly 9,000 people invested their hard-earned money into the campaign. We are so grateful for the support!
Sheriff Chris Moss said something on Election Night that has stuck with me. He said, “This is not the end of our story together, just the end of this chapter.” The support behind Rob Astorino over the last several months was both thrilling and inspiring. I look forward to our continued work together to make New York great again.
With many thanks,
Finance Director, Astorino for Governor