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Is this an early preview of the Republican state ticket in 2014?

State GOP Chairman Ed Cox announced Thursday that former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia will be the keynote speaker at the Bronx Republican Party Lincoln Lunch on Feb. 9. Garcia will be introduced by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

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Garcia is said to be weighing a run against Democrat State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Astorino is considering running against Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Sen. Cathy Young (R-Olean), chairwoman of the GOP's Senate campaign committee, will also be on hand.