Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Republican candidate in the New York governor's race was in Rochester on Friday.
Marc Molinaro stopped at the Monroe County Office building while stopping by as part of his "Andrew Cuomo's Culture of Corruption" tour. He was also in Buffalo and Geneva Friday.
Molinaro began his visit by acknowledging the violent four hours in the city on Thursday night. Five people were shot - two of whom died - in three separate shootings.
"Every day that I am governor will be dedicated and committed to ensuring that we rebuild hope and rebuild our inner cities," Molinaro said. "We have seen such erosion and such a growth in poverty. And with that comes with a degree of hopelessness."
Molinaro faces incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Libertarian Larry Sharpe in the November general election.