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Democrats question Astorino work for radio firm

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democrats are criticizing Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino over work he does for a national radio conglomerate, saying it may violate ethics rules in Westchester County, where Astorino is county executive.

Astorino makes about $30,000 a year advising Townsquare Media on station programming. Astorino is a former radio producer.

Mike Morey, spokesman for a group organized by Westchester Democrats, says the county charter requires the executive to be a full-time staffer.

Astorino says he cleared the contract with the county attorney three years ago and has always reported the job on his annual financial disclosure forms. He says it doesn't interfere with his county work.

Townsquare Media owns more than 300 radio stations, including more than 35 in New York.

Astorino faces Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the fall election.

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