ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A senior Republican state senator has filed the paperwork to run for governor of New York.
Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco of Syracuse plans to formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday.
On Monday he filed papers with the state's Board of Elections. DeFrancisco, an attorney, was first elected to the Senate in 1992 and has emerged as a leading critic of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's record on taxes, spending and economic development.