Rick Lazio is trying to lock up the Republican nomination, announcing today that he has the support of former Governor George Pataki and Rep. Peter King of Long Island.
“Rick Lazio is the best choice for Governor and I am happy to endorse his candidacy,” King said in a public statement.
Lazio and Pataki are set to appear together at 4:30 p.m. today at Grand Central Station.
The push by Lazio comes one day after Democratic Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy met with some G.O.P. leaders in Albany, who seemed not entirely unhappy to consider his gubernatorial candidacy.