Assemblyman seeking nomination to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo

(NBC NEWS) - Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Canandaigua Republican who represented parts of Cayuga County until 2013, launched his campaign for governor today. He will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

Kolb, who is 65, announced his gubernatorial bid in a two-minute video.

In 2000, Kolb won a special election to the fill a vacant assembly seat. His Republican colleagues elected him minority leader in 2009.

Kolb said if he secures the Republican gubernatorial nomination, he will step down as minority leader.


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