New York Republicans in Rye Brook this morning are poised to nominate Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to become their candidate for governor and take on Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo this fall.

Republicans are also due to nominate Astorino’s hand-picked running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, to run as lieutenant governor.

The nomination process, as we’ve noted, as been a remarkably smooth one for Republicans and a break from four years ago when the party had four candidates running.

Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos, along with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, are due to give remarks.

Rep. Chris Collins, once considered a candidate for governor himself, will deliver a nomination speech for Astorino.