Time Warner Cable News has learned that Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci has decided he will be a candidate for state comptroller this fall.
A formal announcement is expected on Wednesday.
Antonacci has assurances of support from Ed Cox, the state GOP Chair, and Michael Long, the state's Conservative Party leader.
He will be challenging Democrat incumbent Thomas DiNapoli.
Antonacci will likely win formal nomination at the GOP's state convention later this month in Rye Brook.