Andrew Giuliani, President Trump’s former aide and son of “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani, is “heavily considering” a bid for governor of New York in 2022. His run would solidify an epic battle between the two major political families in New York’s history.
“I plan to run,” Giuliani told a source.
A Giuliani vs Cuomo election would be the political battle of a century as both families remain heavily influential in New York politics. Gov. Cuomo is the son of former three-term Governor of New York Mario Cuomo.
Governor Cuomo has already succeed in three gubernatorial elections and is planning to run for a fourth. However, his recent sexual assault scandals and his criminal mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has bruised his standing with the public.
Andrew Giuliani served as President Trump’s director of the Office of Public Liaison. He’s yet to run for public office but has been an integral part of his family’s political business for years. His training in Republican politics has prepared him for a successful run, even without the weight of his father behind him.
“I believe I can win the race,” he said. “I think I’m the right candidate, and this is the right time to help change New York State, and we’ve got a playbook that works,” said Giuliani.
He has been encouraged to enter the race by several big donors and allies, including former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. He is also close to many advisers from the Trump White House and conservative circles.
Giuliani said he plans to formalize a campaign after a planned April 19 meeting with the state Republican Party and potential 2022 candidates.
Author: Asa McCue