Donald Trump has added Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson to his team.

All of the candidates have begun their campaigns in New York ahead of the primary on April 19. Usually, New York is not a battleground state, but this year's close race has candidates on both sides of the aisle scrambling for votes as things continue to tighten up.

Donald Trump was campaigning in Long Island yesterday, and according to his social media director, is expected to be in the Hudson Valley this week. While we wait to find out if Trump will appear in our area, the presidential candidate has announced that Sheriff Adrian "Butch" Anderson has been added to his campaign as an honorary co-chair.

Anderson, described as "a longtime friend of Mr. Trump" spoke about his support for Trump in a press release.

I've known Donald Trump for a decade; I know his handshake is a solemn pledge. Here in Dutchess County, he has done great things, always keeping his word and delivering even more than he promises. What he has done for Dutchess, I know he can do for America, so I proudly stand with him as he works to Make America Great Again.

Trump's campaign team includes Republican Party leaders in each of the Congressional Districts across the state. In the Hudson Valley, Mike McCormack from Dutchess, Courtney C. Greene from Orange and Roger Rascoe from Ulster have all been named as Republican party chairs endorsing Trump.