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Texas governor Rick Perry campaigns for Astorino in Buffalo

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With the gubernatorial election little more than a month away, Republican Rob Astorino continues on the campaign trail. His Tuesday night fundraiser at Buffalo's Ellicott Square Building featured Texas Governor and probable presidential candidate Rick Perry.

Astorino can use every dollar he raises since his campaign is fiscally underpowered compared to Governor Cuomo.

Republican County Chairman Nick Langworthy says the Westchester county executive is out campaigning every single day, usually with his lieutenant governor candidate Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss.

While Perry didn't talk to reporters at the event, he did back the GOP campaign of lower taxes and cheaper government to attract jobs, something he says Texas does well.

Langworthy says the crowd loved it.

"Despite the myth that everyone's is in love with the governor's policies, I think there is rising support for Rob here," Langworthy said.

"As his message percolates to the top, he's going to give the governor a run for his money here, despite all of our tax dollars that Governor Cuomo has spent on Buffalo."

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Carl Paladino hosted Tuesday's fundraiser at the Ellicott Square Building.

While Astorino spends a lot of time on his economic plans, with a taxes campaign plank to be announced today, he also took shots at the governor as a corrupt politician who faces indictment. The candidate says he doesn't mind campaigning with Perry who is under indictment, saying it's all political.