Embattled governor picks up two GOP opponents

Monday, April 12, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY)New York’s embattled governor is picking up well-known opponents who are seeking the statewide office, including a Republican congressman who is vowing to defeat him next year.

It is still up in the air if three-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo will seek a fourth term but the brash, famously arrogant politician is reeling from accusations of a nursing home cover-up and from a growing number of women accusing him of sexual harassment.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, the longtime Long Island lawmaker, has announced he will oppose the scandal-ridden Democrat incumbent next year.

It is time for Gov. Cuomo to “immediately exit stage left,” Zeldin said last week when announcing he will run for governor in 2022.

Zeldin, a former state senator, has represented the 1st District since 2015.

Andrew Giuliani, the son of Rudy Giuliani, has also announced he is planning to run for governor next year.

“I believe I can win the race,” Giuliani, who served as an aide to President Trump, told The Washington Examiner last week.

Chambers

Rob Chambers of AFA Action says it appears Rep. Zeldin would be the favored GOP candidate.

“I would give Zeldin the advantage at this point,” he tells One News Now.

Giuliani is at a disadvantage because he has no experience in public office, Chambers advises, which means he has no record for voters to look at including taking a stand on socially conservative issues. 

“I don't see where [Giuliani] might even be a strong fiscal conservative so it's just an unknown when it comes to Giuliani,” Chambers observes. “So evidently he is counting on his father's name but I wouldn't count on that."


Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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