The son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani, announced that he is running for the Republican primary in 2022 to become the governor of New York.
According to The New York Post, a Republican has not won a statewide race since 2002.
Giuliani graduated from Duke University in 2009. He spent five years as a professional golfer after graduating. He also worked as a White House aide to former President Donald Trump for four years.
“I know we can defeat Andrew Cuomo in 2022. I am going to be the 57th governor of New York,” Giuliani said.
“I’m a politician out of the womb. It’s in my DNA,” Giuliani told The New York Post.
Giuliani challenged Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19.
“It was Andrew Cuomo’s actions that killed 9,000 senior citizens in nursing homes in New York. He should have resigned,” Giuliani said.
“It would be one of the epic showdowns in the state’s history,” he said.
“Giuliani v. Cuomo. Holy Smokes. It’s Muhammad Ali v. Joe Frazier. We can sell tickets at Madison Square Garden.”
Giuliani will face off against Long Island Representative Lee Zeldin and former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in a GOP primary.
New York’s current governor Andrew Cuomo is currently being investigated by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James over sexual harassment allegations. He is also under scrutiny for his handling of data regarding deaths in nursing homes during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) May 18, 2021