Skip Navigation
Regional News
NYS GOP Chair Ed Cox (at a Young Republicans Christmas party in 2005)
NYS GOP Chair Ed Cox (at a Young Republicans Christmas party in 2005)

State GOP Chair: Ryan Will "Play Well" in New York Races

Listen to this story
The head of the State's Republican Party predicts that the choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential candidate will be helpful in some portions of New York State.

New York's GOP Chair Ed Cox says Ryan's position as number two on the Republican ticket in November could aid congressional candidates who are already identified as strong fiscal conservatives.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent

Tags

The head of the State's Republican Party predicts that the choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential candidate will be helpful in some portions of New York State.

New York’s GOP Chair Ed Cox says Ryan’s position as number two on the Republican ticket in November could aid the GOP congressional candidates around the state, who are already identified as strong fiscal conservatives.

"I think it’s going to play very well in New York State,"said Cox.  

Cox says Ryan’s Wisconsin district is similar, demographically, to Central and Western New York, where there are contested congressional races, and he thinks Republicans can retain or pick up seats there. He points out that in the last election, in 2010, blue New York  gained six GOP congressional representatives, more than any other state.  

The Republican Party Chair says he does not think Romney’s VP choice will have as much of an effect on NY State Senate races, where the GOP holds a slim majority, saying those races are decided on more local issues.

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.