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Democrats Question NY Gubernatorial Candidate for Work with Media Company

by Associated Press
Rob Astorino at Press Conference.

New York District US Army Corps of Engineers, Flickr

Democrats criticized Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino on Friday over work he does for a national media company, saying it may violate ethics rules in Westchester County, where Astorino is county executive.

   Astorino makes about $30,000 a year advising Townsquare Media on radio station programming. He is a former radio producer who was elected county executive in 2009.

   Mike Morey, spokesman for an anti-Astorino group organized by Westchester Democrats, said the county charter requires the executive to be a full-time staffer.

Astorino Wants an Anti-Common Core Ballot Line in New York

by Associated Press
Student with teacher.

Shane Global, Flickr

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says critics of New York's new educational standards should be able to voice their concerns by voting on a new ballot line called "Stop Common Core."

   Astorino says Tuesday that petitions are circulating to add the line to the fall ballot. He says the line would let voters know which candidates oppose the standards, which have been criticized by teachers and parents.

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