The New York Post reported Monday that Astorino had made a decision, but the second-term Republican denied it.
“I said by this Friday. I would tell my staff whether we’re running or not and then set the timetable shortly thereafter.”
Astorino said he has to decide by Friday because there isn’t much time left to get a campaign going against Gov. Andrew Cuomo; a public announcement will likely follow next week, he said.
“It’s eight and a half months to go before the election. If this were a year ago, we could take a lot more (time), but there’s so much that has to be done to get a viable candidate going and a candidacy going,” Astorino said.