Candidate for Governor at Montauk Fund-Raiser

Rob Astorino, second from right, flanked by supporters at East by Northeast on Thursday night. From left, Nancy Keeshan, Larry Byrne, and Carol Bernnachia. Janis Hewitt

A good-sized crowd turned out to support Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive who is running for governor on the Republican and Conservative lines, at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk on Thursday evening.

Mr. Astorino, a former radio producer who lives in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.,  is making a bid against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in November. He announced his candidacy in March, and accepted the Republican nomination in May. He is in his second term as Westchester County executive. 

The East Hampton Republican Committee hosted the fund-raiser, where tickets started at $100 per person.

From left, Pat Gilchrist, Pat Flynn, Mr. Astorino, and Patricia ErbJanis Hewitt
Tom Knobel, left, the chairman of the East Hampton Republican Committee, with Mr. AstorinoJanis Hewitt
With Nancy KeeshanJanis Hewitt