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Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew to run for New York governor

"I think it will be the biggest race in the country," Giuliani said of challenging Cuomo.

Updated: May 19, 2021 - 10:20am

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Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, announced Tuesday his candidacy to run for governor of New York in 2022.

Giuliani, 35, who has never served in an elected office, is running as a Republican and seeks the party's nomination to take on incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"We're running for all New Yorkers," Giuliani told CNN. "This is for any New Yorker that believes that in 2022 we need to save New York."

Cuomo has had recent problems, after COVID-19 hit New York City hard in the early part of the pandemic and Cuomo helped lead effort to help the city survive, which led to widespread media praise. 

Since then, Cuomo, has faced allegation, and at least one investigation, into allegations by several women, including staffers and aides, that he sexual harassed them\.

And his administration appeared to have knowingly undercount deaths in New York's nursing homes during the coronavirus.

"I think it will be the biggest race in the country if it's the two of us," Giuliani said of a possible election against Cuomo.

Cuomo has not announced whether he will seek a fourth term.

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