Former U.S. Rep. Lazio continues to have the support of the state's Conservative Party, and could run as its gubernatorial
candidate in November.
The letter was signed by chairman Edward F. Cox and other party power brokers.
Lazio had been the Republican designee in last week's primary, but was trounced by Paladino.
Lazio's spokesman said they would file the correspondence with Cox' other ``inconsequential statements and letters.''