Levy could switch parties to run for governor
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is in Albany this week courting the support of conservative leaders for a possible gubernatorial run.
Levy is shopping his message around, telling leaders in both the Conservative and Republican parties he would make a better candidate than anyone in their camps. He says his strength is fixing budgets.
Levy, a Democrat, would have to switch parties to run on another ticket.
Would-be opponent former Rep. Rick Lazio says Levy is a Democrat and should run as a Democrat. Lazio is the leading contender for the Republican nomination.
With a campaign war chest of $16 million, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is Levy?s biggest obstacle on the Democratic side.