ALBANY—Henry Wojtaszek just formally announced he is suspending his efforts to head the New York Republican Party. That post will now go to Ed Cox.
Wojtaszek blamed the fact that he waited for current chair Joe Mondello to formally step aside and Cox didn't. The full statement is below, echoing Read More
ALBANY—Saratoga County, one of the last bastions where the Republican chairman has been supportive of Henry Wojtaszek to lead the state Republican Party, is moving toward supporting Ed Cox for the position, according to a well-placed Republican source.
"It's time to end this and unite the party," the source Read More
ALBANY—Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos is now making personal calls to supporters of Henry Wojtaszek, urging them to bring the race for the Republican Party’s state chairmanship to a conclusion, according to Republican sources.
The calls went to Wojtaszek's dwindling group of supporters. Skelos' action came after Onondaga and Herkimer Counties endorsed Wojtaszek's rival Ed Read More
ALBANY—Craig Eaton, the Brooklyn Republican chairman, says he sees no problem backing Ed Cox as chairman of the state party while working to "Draft Rudy" Giuliani as the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
"I just think that at this time, in the current state of the Republican Party in the state of New Read More
ALBANY—Ed Cox will travel to the Capitol today, as he and Henry Wojtaszek continue jockeying to become the next Republican state chairman.
Cox has scheduled a "special announcement," where according to a Republican source, he is expecting the endorsement of Albany Republican Chairman John Graziano Sr. (A spokesman for Graziano wouldn't comment specifically on the Read More
Joe Mondello, the departing chair of the New York State Republican Party, announced he’s supporting Henry Wojtaszek, the chairman from Niagra County, to be his successor.
In a public statement, Wojtaszek said, “The Nassau County Republican Committee has long set the standard for local parties throughout the country, and I have no doubt Chairman Read More
ALBANY—Joe Mondello will announce he has the support of Rudy Giuliani in his campaign to remain as state chair of the Republican Party, Republican sources say.
A public announcement could come as soon as Monday, and follows a meeting Friday between the two men in Nassau County. Several county party chairs have received Read More
ALBANY—After holding a press conference to announce the endorsement of Suffolk County Republican leaders, Ed Cox is headed to Dutchess County to meet with the executive committee of the party apparatus there, his spokesman confirmed, in his ongoing quest to become chairman of the Republican State Committee.
The Manhattan attorney is Read More
ALBANY—The chairs of 23 24 county Republican organizations have signed a letter supporting Ed Cox for state chairman, following a weekend "listening tour" in central New York and several weeks of conversations.
"Our friend and colleague Joe Mondello has served our party for many years in various capacities. He deserves our respect Read More
CLIFTON PARK—Ed Cox will swing through the Finger Lakes and central New York in coming weeks as part of a "listening tour" in advance of a possible run for state Republican chairman.
He will attend a mini-summit arranged by Jay Dutcher, the Ontario County party chairman, including Cox and other chairs and activists Read More