Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, ever the one to march to the beat of his drum, is appearing alongside Republican Chairman Ed Cox and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a potential GOP contender for governor next year against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The state Republican Party was more than happy to break the news that Astorino was added to the guest list on Tuesday; the event with Cox and Diaz together was announced yesterday. Also due to appear is Democratic Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.
The event, a Toys For Tots charity drive with the U.S. Marine Corps, is being held on Monday at the Rafael Hernandez School in the Bronx.
Diaz, a Pentecostal minister, is one of the more socially conservative members of the state Senate, and is a prominent opponent of both abortion and same-sex marriage.