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Trump, state GOP discuss governor race

by Joe Leverone

New York -- Republican state leaders met with Donald Trump Wednesday in Manhattan, 13WHAM has learned.

The meeting, meant to be held in secret, lasted two hours. In total, 12 state GOP leaders met with Trump to discuss a variety of issues from the SAFE Act, to education and taxes.

However, the focus was on the 2014 election for Governor, as well as Attorney General and Comptroller.

Trump's daughter, as well as a few of his advisors, were also in attendance.

Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R, Pittsford) first proposed the idea of Trump running for governor in October when he sent a memo to Republican leaders.

At that time, Nojay told 13WHAM News "in my judgment, we need a strong leader with a pro-business policy, and Donald Trump could apply those views in a skillful away."

Trump said in October, however, that a run for Governor was "not of great interest" to him.

Trump will meet again with state GOP leaders after the holidays, according to Nojay.

Whoever challenges New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014 will face no easy battle. A Quinnipiac University poll released late last month suggests six in 10 New York voters believe Cuomo deserves a second term.

 
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