Donald Trump is ready to run for governor of New York if the state’s Republicans will unify behind him, but state GOP Chairman Ed Cox says Trump should officially declare his candidacy if he’s serious about seeking the state’s top spot.
Trump told the New York Daily News, after a two-hour meeting with 50 Republicans in his office on Friday, that he is seeking full support of the party and wants no primary elections.
“You can’t have primaries,” said Trump. “You can’t have all the wasted time and effort in doing that. You have to pick somebody and go to win. If that couldn’t happen, I wouldn’t do it.”
Cox, though, said Trump should go through the process of running, like any other candidate.
“If Donald Trump is serious about running for governor, he should declare his candidacy, run and go through the process,” Cox is already supporting Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s potential campaign, the Daily News reports.