FILE - In a Monday, May 14, 2012 file photo, "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump arrives for the NBC network upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall,in New York. The series, which on Monday starts shooting this new season for a March 2013 premiere, announced its slate of 14 contenders Friday morning, Oct. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Trump to Come to WNY
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Donald Trump has been courted to run as a Republican in this year's governor's race. will make a fundraising stop in Western New York. He'll be at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on January 31st.
The Erie County Republican Committee says Trump will be the special guest at the Lincoln Leadership Reception. This comes as GOP leaders statewide have talked with him about running for governor.
This will be Trump's first foray into Western New York, says GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. "I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Trump, and I take him at his word he's seriously considering a run, and the fact he's coming to Buffalo makes that more serious," says Langworthy. "We've become the first step toward a run for statewide office, and we're excited to host Mr. Trump on the 31st."
Langworthy believes if Trump runs, he could defeat Governor Cuomo this year.