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Donald Trump Stops in Western New York
Depew, N.Y. Donald Trump stopped in the Buffalo area Friday night for a GOP fundraiser.
Supporters stood outside waiting for Trumps arrival, hoping their support would help him decided to run on the Republican ticket for New York State Governor.
Hes a democracy minded man, he's got name recognition and smarts and we're hoping, with all our hearts that he'll come through for us, said Terry McCulley, a Trump supporter.
"I don't see anybody else who could do it, said Cheryl Moore of Albion, and he's got enough money to get in there and sadly that's what you've got to look at.
Trump received a standing ovation as he entered the ballroom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant, even though hes not ready to throw his hat in the ring.
I want to see a unified party, if we have a unified party, then I'll do it, said Trump when asked if he was planning on running for governor.
Trump hit all the political points Friday night, from the economy, taxes, to health care.
And also a controversial piece of legislation Governor Andrew Cuomo signed last year.
When I look at the fact that they want to take away your guns with the Safe Act, I call the unsafe act which I think is one of the great catastrophes, said Trump.
I think he [Trump] has greater respect for us then what Andrew Cuomo has recently shown us beginning last year, said Kenneth Hann of Henrietta.
Trump ended the night without that 'big announcement' the room was waiting for, but he did leave them with confidence in the future of their party.
I think the Republicans can absolutely win the gubernatorial election, I absolutely think they can, said Trump.
Fridays fundraiser was the largest attended republican fundraiser in Erie County history.