Langworthy ramps up traveling campaign for chairman of state GOP
Wherever New York Republicans gather these days, you are likely to find Nicholas A. Langworthy.
The Erie County GOP chairman is making the rounds in nearby Niagara County – and across the state on Long Island. He buttonholes party leaders around the Southern Tier, the Capital District, the North Country and through the five boroughs, too.
At a time when the New York State Republican Party may have hit rock bottom, Langworthy wants to be its chairman. He has issued no formal declaration of candidacy and keeps his efforts low-key, but Langworthy is nevertheless mounting an allout effort to replace veteran Edward F. Cox as state party leader.
Cox, meanwhile, makes it clear he’s not going anywhere. And that sets up the potential for a major showdown when the Republican State Committee next convenes in July.
“I’m traveling around the state, meeting with Republicans to talk about the future of our party” is as close as Langworthy comes to confirming his obvious campaign. “I’ve had fruitful conversations, and my travels will continue.”