Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, officially announced his candidacy for governor of New York State on May 18. He said it will be the battle of the century, and that he will fight to make New York the “greatest” state in the country.
Andrew Giuliani told Fox News on Tuesday that he will run against incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2022 gubernatorial race.
New York State deserves a leader who will fight to make it the greatest state in America again,” said Andrew, son of former New York City Mayor Giuliani. If New Yorkers elect me governor, I will pull New York State back from the precipice of destruction and make it a shining state on the hill once again!”
Andrews added: “I think this will be the fight of the century.”
The son of a former New York mayor, Andrews also told the New York Post on Tuesday that he has the political gene.
New York voters may also remember Andrew attending his father’s inauguration as a young boy. During the Trump administration, Andrew served as deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. He told Fox News he was “proud” of the work he did during those years.
Andrew said it’s up to New Yorkers to decide who they ultimately choose as governor, “but what I can tell you is that I’m going to be more focused on turning this great state around.”
In addition to Andrew Giuliani, New York State Republican U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) announced his candidacy for New York’s governorship last month. His candidacy has been endorsed by some of Trump’s allies.
New York is a relatively stable blue state, but incumbent Governor Cuomo has been embroiled in intense investigations. Ten women have made sexual harassment allegations against him, leading to an independent investigation of those allegations by the state attorney general and an impeachment inquiry in the state legislature. Cuomo, for his part, denies the allegations against him.