GOP Rep Lee Zeldin Announces He Will Run Against Gov Andrew Cuomo ‘To Save NY’

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The GOP smells blood in the water around the disgraced and rapidly sinking ship that is Governor Andrew Cuomo. It is not easy for a Republican to win a statewide race in New York but with Cuomo’s career all but over and with his ego too big to leave the scene all bets are off.

Today GOP Rep Lee Zeldin announced he will run for Governor to end Cuomo’s reign of terror. Lee said, “I’m running for Governor of NY in 2022. To save NY, #CuomosGottaGo! I’ll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Cuomo reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing.

“Throughout US history, NY has led the way forward for our country. From Washington leading the Continental Army from Manhattan, to Lincoln’s Cooper Union speech, & the rebuilding of NYC after 9/11, the Empire State has been a beacon of hope, progress & patriotism for 250 yrs.

“With 1-party Dem rule in NYC & Albany, the light that was a beacon of what America can be has gone dark. The NY once a magnet for the world’s best & brightest is now forcing its own to leave under the weight of crushing taxes, lost jobs, suffocating regulations, & rising crime.

“At the helm of NY’s downfall is Andrew Cuomo, whose deadly nursing home order & cover-up is part of a long line of scandals, lies, & harassment. Cuomo has abused the power & trust granted to him & it’s time for him to immediately exit stage left.

“I’m ready to go all in on this mission and bring New York back from the brink and return it to glory. For many, this feels like a last stand to save our state. Losing is not an option!”

And yesterday former top aide to President Donald Trump and son of Rudy Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani, said he will also run against the thoroughly disgraced Andrew Cuomo.

“I plan to run,” Giuliani told The Washington Examiner.

“Outside of anybody named Trump, I think I have the best chance to win and take the state back, and I think there’s an opportunity in 2022 with a wounded Democratic candidate, whether it’s going to be Gov. Cuomo, whether it’s going to be a radical Attorney General Letitia James, whether it’s going to be a no-name lieutenant governor, I think there’s a very, very real chance to win,” he said.

“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.

“Whoever ends up winning is going to have to implement the Giuliani playbook on public safety, so who better to do that than a Giuliani?” he said.

“New York is going to be one of two states over the last decade to lose population. It just shows how terribly Cuomo has run the state into the ground, and the truth is the assembly in state Senate is to blame as well.

“It’s a combination of bail reform, increased taxes, and plummeting quality of life. 

“So I think people will have to determine whether I am, you know, Giuliani 2.0 or whether I’m a new thing.

“I look forward to making my case and letting New Yorkers determine that for themselves,” he said.

Boris Epshteyn, who served as special assistant to Trump, said:

“Andrew worked tirelessly for President Trump in the White House while still having a smile on his face every day.

“I know that he was specifically focused on issues vital to New Yorkers, including getting funds to 9/11 first responders and working to ensure that relief for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be included in the CARES Act.”