The campaign of Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino spent the day — with some relish — prodding Gov. Andrew Cuomo into making a public appearance to discuss The New York Times story detailing his involvement in the Moreland Commission To Investigate Public Corruption.

A sarcasm-laden statement from Astorino spokeswoman Jessica Proud expressed faux concern for the governor’s whereabouts.

“Is anyone else concerned that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has gone missing for the past three days? Has an All Points Bulletin (APB) been issued? The governor’s whereabouts have been unknown since…well…since that blockbuster, A1 New York Times story came out on Tuesday about interference with a New York anti-corruption commission,” she said. “It’s an unusual thing, a governor going missing for three days. Isn’t it? Should someone be alerted?”

Astorino himself has been pretty busy, appearing both on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes — a liberal antagonist of the governor’s — as well as Fox and Friends this morning.

Cuomo’s public schedule has him in New York City today, with nothing public planned.

There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of news releases sent out by the governor’s office since Wednesday, the day the Times’ story was published.

Cuomo today signed measure that would approve a new symbol to denote wheelchair accessibility, and he dispatched forest rangers to help fight brush fires in Oregon.

A chart released by NYPIRG’s Bill Mahoney shows news releases from Cuomo’s office in the Wednesday through Friday period are at one of the highest rates of the year — at least 22 since the early afternoon.