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Trump adviser on looming Astorino announcement: Ho hum

 By Tom Precious
 
ALBANY -- While a growing number of Republicans appear to be losing faith that developer Donald Trump has interest in running for governor, a top adviser to the billionaire businessman Tuesday did not close the door -- even as Westchester County's Rob Astorino is set to jump into the governor's race tomorrow.

Trump had insisted for weeks that the only way he'd run governor is if GOP leaders give him a clear path, with no primary, for the nomination.
 
Asked if Trump will be ending his exploratory bid now that Astorino is expected to announce his gubernatorial bid Wednesday, Michael Cohen, executive vice president at the Trump Organization, said: "Rob Astorino's announcement will do little to curb the vast movement by the majority of GOP leaders who all are committed to a Donald Trump candidacy. Their belief is that only Donald Trump has the ability to win the gubernatorial race and defeat Cuomo."
 

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