A Long Island lawmaker Lee Zeldin so far….
and Rudy Giuliani’s Son are running for the Republicans
Even a wounded Andrew Cuomo is gonna be ahead of those two right now when the polls come out I’d guess….
Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin announced his bid for New York governor on Thursday, becoming the first GOP candidate to officially launch a challenge against embattled Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
“So, after talking to New Yorkers who feel like this is a last stand, a last great opportunity to save New York, and the fact that to save our state, Andrew Cuomo’s got to go — I’m announcing here this morning on your show that I’m running for governor of New York in 2022 and we are going to win this race,” Zeldin said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
When asked what sparked his decision to make a gubernatorial bid, Zeldin cited the ongoing scandals involving Cuomo, including his handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes and reports of preferential COVID-19 testing treatment granted to his family, in addition to the income tax rate in the state….
Zeldin is likely to square off in the Republican primary against Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who is also a former staffer for then-President Trump. On Wednesday, Andrew Giuliani said that he intends to run for governor in 2022.
“I plan to run,” Andrew Giuliani told the Washington Examiner. He added that he thought he stood a good chance of unseating a “wounded” Cuomo.
Giuliani told the Examiner that he plans to officially launch his campaign later this month after a meeting with the New York State Republican Committee….