01 June, 2006

Faso First In GOP

The speeches are finished, rumors of a Weld-Faso or Faso-Weld (which no one ever believed) have long since faded and delegates have been seen trying to reshape the arms they have had twisted over the past two days at Hofstra.

The New York GOP has nominated a candidate for governor.

And the winner is .... John Faso!

The final tally of delegate support: Faso 50.5%. Weld 40.5%

The tally for Weld is well above the threshold to put him on a primary ballot in September to let GOP voters decide.

One of the biggest mysteries of the day was which man the Nassau County GOP Committee would support. In the end, the delegate vote was split 50-50.

Adding to the tensions prior to the vote was a lengthy delay to the start of proceedings as party leaders continued their wheeling and their dealing. The vote got underway at about 11:00 a.m.


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