Harry Wilson NY GOP has short list of gubernatorial candidates By Karen DeWitt • Jan 11, 2018 The 2018 election season is beginning, but state Republicans are still trying to settle on a strong candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has said he wants to seek a third term. Republican business turnaround expert considering Governor run By Tom Magnarelli • Jan 17, 2017 Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News Several names are popping up as possible contenders to run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018. One Republican business expert is exploring that idea and attacking what he calls Cuomo’s lack of understanding of how businesses create jobs. Republican business leader critical of increased state spending By Mark Scott • Jan 10, 2016 Local Republicans gathered in Cheektowaga Saturday for a roundtable discussion on some of the issues facing New York State and the Buffalo area.