BUFFALO -- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio said this afternoon he hopes to win the support of Erie County Executive Chris Collins in the race.
"I'm hopeful that I will earn Chris Collins' support and endorsement," Lazio told reporters this afternoon after a meeting at Tempo Restaurant on Delaware Avenue. "But that's going to be on his timetable."
Collins ended a run for governor last month.
Lazio spoke briefly with reporters after meeting with about 25 supporters at the Buffalo restaurant.
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-- Denise Jewell Gee