ALBANY -- In a move likely to shock nobody, the State Legislature's top Republican said today he is endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination.
Of the GOP field, the former Massachusetts governor is probably most politically aligned with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a moderate Republican from Nassau County. Skelos went out of his way to note that the Romney endorsement came only after the Senate leader held "extensive'' talks with his fellow Republicans in the Senate.
"Of all of the candidates running for president, he is the one most uniquely qualified for this moment. Mitt Romney’s policies will translate into more private-sector jobs and more opportunities in New York and across the country, and I am proud to endorse him for president,” Skelos said.
-- Tom Precious