New York, Apr 7 (EFE) .- The son of Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and lawyer for Donald Trump, plans to run as a candidate for governor of New York state in next year’s elections.
Andrew Giuliani is “very seriously considering” a candidacy, according to what he told The Washington Examiner on Wednesday and confirmed shortly after to other media such as The New York Times.
Giuliani, 35, who worked as an adviser in the Trump White House, has never held an elected position, but according to the Examiner, he would have the support of conservative figures and the former US president himself.
“Outside of someone named Trump, I think I have the best chance of winning and regaining the state,” he assured the newspaper, highlighting the weak situation of the current governor, Andrew Cuomo, in the eye of the hurricane after being accused of sexual harassment by several women and with their reputation badly damaged by the management of the coronavirus in nursing homes.
Cuomo is currently being investigated for these allegations and a majority of his party leaders in the state legislature have called for his resignation, so it is not clear right now that he will be running for re-election, especially since his popularity has waned. resented in a very important way, according to various surveys.
An election that confronted Cuomo and Giuliani would offer a clash between two influential New York families, since the father of the current governor, Mario Cuomo, held that position for three terms and the oldest of the Giuliani was mayor of the Big Apple between 1994 and 2001.
The tension would also be important because of the Giulianis’ closeness to Trump, with whom Cuomo repeatedly clashed in recent years.
Cuomo, who has denied all accusations of harassment against him, has been in office since 2011 and has expressed his intention to run for reelection for a fourth term in 2022. EFE
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