As Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro rolls out more endorsements of Republican county chairs, the state Conservative Party is taking a wait-and-see approach, Chairman Mike Long said Friday in an interview.

“I really think my leaders are sitting back to wait and see who can best put together the best campaign to take on Andrew Cuomo,” Long said.

The backing of the Conservative Party is key for any statewide candidate. For now, neither Molinaro or his main rival for the gubernatorial nomination, Syracuse Sen. John DeFrancisco, are considered favorites for the party’s nod.

“Both of them are acceptable to us,” Long said. “I think there’s support for both of them in the party. I think there’s support for either one.”

Molinaro did release a letter to Conservative Party leaders this week seeking their support.

Long expects the party’s position could be clarified within the coming weeks as county chairs getting a sense of the campaigns.

“I think in a week or two things will start panning out,” he said. “I’ll get a better sense which way my leaders are going.”

Molinaro told Republican officials a week ago in Saratoga Springs he would enter the race for governor, winning an informal straw poll of the GOP leaders gathered at the meeting.

Since then Molinaro has rolled out a series of endorsements from key county chairs, including John Jay LaValle of Suffolk County and Erie County’s Nick Langworthy.

Molinaro on Friday announced four additional county chair nods: Ulster, Seneca, Washington and Schuyler counties.

This comes at the expense of DeFrancisco, who had been considered the clear front runner for the GOP nomination until Molinaro privately declared his intention to run. He is yet to publicly declare a bid.