The governor's race is getting a bit more crowded.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, a Republican, kicked-off his campaign for the statehouse Monday.
He attacked Gov. Andrew Cuomo, arguing that the Democrat is devoted to his own self-preservation and presidential ambitions at the expense of the state. Molinaro also said that all New Yorkers are paying a price for the state's corrupt government.
Molinaro had previously said he would not run for governor, but he suggested he changed his mind when New Yorkers urged him to get into the race.
"I came to the conclusion that our state is at a dangerous crossroads. We see the needs of everyday New Yorkers being neglected, and so many without hope," the Republican said at the press conference kicking off his campaign. "I humbly ask you to join with me. Join together in a campaign larger than any one person, any one candidate. A campaign more important than the race for governor. A campaign for the people and the very soul of New York state."
Cuomo responded by calling Molinaro a "Trump mini-me" and said that no one is going to vote for a Trump clone in New York.
Republican State Sen. John DeFrancisco has already declared his candidacy for governor, as well as Democrat Cynthia Nixon.