Exclusive: Faso for Governor

Former Assemblyman John Faso told participants in the conservative Monday Meeting this evening that he’s forming an exploratory committee with an eye toward running for Governor next year, one person who was there told The Politicker.

Faso, who barely lost a bid at the Comptroller’s job in 2002, argued that he is the only candidate with a shot at uniting GOP and Conservative voters, and as he spoke Conservative Party leader Mike Long was seen nodding in approval.

Weld, Daniels, Golisano, and now Faso. This is getting complicated, and on the verge of generating “struggle for the soul of the Republican Party” headlines.