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For weeks, reports came out of the Steve Levy camp in the competition for GOP nomination for governor that the Republican Governors Association would pour big bucks, maybe $10 million, into the New York race if ex-Dem Levy was chosen to oppose Democrat Andrew Cuomo on the ballot. Levy told that to Fred Dicker on Friday. But that claim has been either disputed or simply no-commented by the RGA since then.

Here is Politico’s account from earlier today:


Newsday’s Bill Murphy caught up with Levy at his meeting with other GOP county executives in Nassau, and asked him about the report. Murphy reports: “After a press conference in Mineola on an unrelated matter, Levy declined to comment and told a reporter to call his campaign press office.”

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UPDATE: Since then we've heard from Josh Hills, spokesman for Levy, who said: 

“Nobody from the RGA has disputed Steve’s statement. However, from now on we will be respecting the wishes of the RGA and will not be commenting further on the conversation their representatives had with Steve about this race.”

“Nobody from the RGA has disputed Steve’s statement. However, from now on we will be respecting the wishes of the RGA and will not be commenting further on the conversation their representatives had with Steve about this race.”