On Tuesday it was a humbling win for Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards, who beat Tom Ognibene in the GOP Primary for Lieutenant Governor, but following the primary Edwards now has a to make a big decision. Edwards was running with Rick Lazio, but Lazio lost in the GOP Primary against Carl Paladino for Governor. Lazio will remain on the Conservative Line despite his Republican defeat. As of right now, Edwards is on the Republican ticket with Carl Paladino and on the Conservative ballot with Lazio. The question now is, who will Edwards align with? Lazio on the Conservative ballot or Paladino on the Republican line?
"Only in New York State, in its unique, convoluted, and complicated system, would we find ourselves here shortly after elections still trying to figure out how the people are going to be aligned," said Lieutenant Governor Candidate Greg Edwards. "I'm taking the time in the next 24, 48, 36 hours to really analyze what's best first for my family and secondly for all of New York State."
Paladino has expressed his interest in Edwards and is expected to meet with him soon, admitting Edwards could be the right fit by default.
"I like Edwards, I think he's confident to do the job and I have every confidence he'll be a great lieutenant governor," said Carl Paladino.
Edwards says he is not waiting long to make a decision and expects to meet with Paladino in the next few days before making an alliance.