When will Andrew Giuliani declare his candidacy for New York Governor?
Is it going to be Andrew vs. Andrew? Keep an eye out!
Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, says he is on the verge of deciding whether to run for governor next year — and he seems to be leaning toward “yes.”
“I’d say I’m closer to saying yes than I’ve ever been,” the 35-year-old Republican told NY1 this week in an interview.
“I want to make a decision over the next eight to ten days.”
The former Trump aide would square off against three-term Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is embroiled in a torrent of controversies surrounding sexual assault and his treatment of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Giuliani hinted last month that he was considering running for governor of New York in 2022, telling The Post, “There is a chance for Republicans to reclaim New York.” Without a doubt.”
The possibility has grown stronger in recent weeks, as Giuliani traveled throughout the state to gauge support for his candidacy, NY1 posted.
Giuliani, who previously served in Former President Donald Trump’s Office of Public Liaison, said he has sought guidance from the former commander-in-chief about a possible presidential bid.
“This weekend, I saw him. We had an enjoyable conversation,” he explained to NY1. “I have known President Trump for more than two decades. I spent four years in the White House working for him. As a result, I’m not going to flee from him.”
“It was a reassuring exchange. That is how we would phrase it,” Giuliani said.
A Giuliani run for governor would pit two of the most influential political families in New York against one another.
Cuomo, 63, is the son of former Governor Mario Cuomo, who served three terms, while Rudy Giuliani’s father served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001.
According to a warrant, the FBI raided Rudy’s law office and Manhattan apartment last week in search of evidence that he worked as an unregistered foreign agent, a violation of lobbying rules.
Andrew blasted the feds for the “disgusting” raid outside his father’s Upper East Side building, which he said was politically motivated.
“This is utterly ridiculous,” he told reporters. “If this could happen to the former president’s attorney, it could happen to any American.”
Rep. Lee Zeldin of Long Island is the only Republican candidate who has publicly challenged Cuomo.