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Andrew Guiliani announces gubernatorial bid

May 19, 2021 6:15 am

Quint Forgey is reporting for Politico that Andrew Giuliani on May 18 announced he would run for New York governor in 2022. Giuliani is the son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a former Trump White House official. “I’m a politician out of the womb. It’s in my DNA,” Republican Giuliani told The New York Post, hyping a run against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. “Giuliani vs. Cuomo. Holy smokes. It’s Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier. We can sell tickets at Madison Square Garden,” he said. Giuliani served as a special assistant to former President Donald Trump and has been talking about a gubernatorial run for weeks. He joins a growing field of potential 2022 Republican gubernatorial primary candidates including another Trump supporter, Long Island-area U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, former Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli and former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. The GOP is champing at the bit to go up against Cuomo who is now facing an impeachment investigation based on multiple accusations of sexual harassment and the alleged mismanagement of the state’s pandemic response. However, the governor has not formally launched his campaign for a fourth term. He was first elected in 2010 and previously indicated that he would seek reelection in 2022. Read the full story at politico [dot] com.