Astorino considered Hempstead's Murray as possible lt. gov. candidate

Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray was considered a possible Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray was considered a possible candidate for lieutenant governor by Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, sources say. Above, Murray talks to editors at Newsday in Melville on June 6, 2012. Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino considered Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray as a running mate, though she won’t be joining the ticket, sources said.

Astorino, the Westchester County executive, has yet to settle on a lieutenant governor candidate. He’s reportedly also talked to Assemb. Jane Corwin (R-Clarence) and Assemb. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island). Both have said they won’t run for the job.

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Murray didn’t return a call seeking comment.

“We are not commenting on any names,” Astorino spokeswoman Jessica Proud said in an email.

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