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In Astorino fundraising letter, Mitt Romney calls Cuomo 'a typical corrupt New York politician' and says the Start-Up NY/Tax-Free NY program is 'ludicrous' given the state's high taxes.
Text of press release.

Note: A number of members of the news media have requested the Astorino fundraising letter released today by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. It is below.

Thank you for your interest.

--Astorino for Governor


[First name],

On November 4th, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote for Rob Astorino for governor and change the course of the Empire State.

The difference between Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino is astounding. Mr. Cuomo, a typical corrupt New York politician, is trying to sell his story that "New York is open for business" by using millions of taxpayer dollars to fund his ludicrous Start-Up New York campaign.

The unfortunate truth is New York has the highest taxes in America. The state has the worst economic outlook in the country, and since Governor Cuomo took office, 400,000 people have relocated to states offering more opportunity.

Rob Astorino, however, is determined to make New York great again. He was twice elected in Democratic Westchester County because he effectively governs in a bipartisan way. Rob reigned in the out-of-control county budget he inherited and cut it from $1.8 billion to $1.7 billion while still protecting the services for Westchester residents.

Please join me in supporting Rob Astorino for governor of New York by contributing $25, $50, $100 or even $1,000 or whatever you can today.


Mitt Romney