As expected, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Tuesday filed a statewide committee to run for governor.

As noted in the morning memo, the committee isn’t “exploratory” in the sense of a presidential campaign, but does allow Astorino to begin tapping into higher contribution levels should formally enter the race.

State law allows for the transfer of funds Astorino has in his county executive campaign account can be rolled into the Astorino for governor committee.