Carpinelli drops out of governor race, backs candidate Giuliani


LYONS FALLS — In a Friday morning meet-up at the Edge Hotel in Lyons Falls, Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli announced he is dropping out of the race for state governor to get behind gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani.

"I want New York State to realize that they have a candidate. They have a strong person that has the heart of this state, has the heart of all the people of New York State, not just New York City. He genuinely cares about upstate New York as well. He has the values, he has the family ties, the grounding and the heart of our constitution,” Carpinelli said in a statement.

Giuliani, who presented a campaign hat to Carpinelli during their joint press conference, said to the sheriff, “Everything you did in facing down our 56th governor, I look at one challenge above anything else, and it’s making sure we end this war on police. Whether it’s from midtown Manhattan to Rochester to right here in Lewis county, the police are part of our solution, not part of our problem.”


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