New York State Republican Committee

Nick Langworthy, left
Matt Ryan / New York Now

New York’s Republican Party met in a hotel outside Albany Monday to choose its new chair. The Buffalo area’s Nick Langworthy replaces Ed Cox, the son-in-law of President Richard Nixon. The 38-year-old GOP chair promises to bring new energy to the fight against the state’s dominant Democratic Party.

Ed Cox, left, and Nick Langworthy speak with the media in Albany Tuesday
Karen DeWitt

There is going to be a change at the top of New York’s Republican Party. Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy has gathered the support of the majority of county chairs, and will be replacing Ed Cox in July. The two met with the media Tuesday to talk about the transition.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox

New York State Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox said Monday that he will relinquish control of the party and join President Trump's reelection team. 

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about outgoing Republican Congressman John Faso of the 19th District. The pair also discuss New York state Senator Michael Gianaris' opposition to the Amazon deal.