lee zeldin governor race

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Lee Zeldin, a Republican Congressman from Long Island, announced on Thursday that he plans to challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2022.

Cuomo would be seeking a fourth term, and has deflected questions of whether he would decline to run for reelection amid multiple ongoing scandals.

Known for defending Donald Trump no matter the circumstances, Zeldin made his announcement on Fox News.

🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: 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.

— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) April 8, 2021

The congressman also tweeted his desire to run for governor in 2022, decrying Cuomo’s “multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing.”

So far, the only other Republican fueling speculation of a potential gubernatorial run is Andrew Giuliani, a former Trump staffer and the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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Source:: Business Insider


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