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Andrew Giuliani Campaign, Dad Rudy Giuliani at Queens St. Patrick’s Day Parade


New York gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Giuliani and his father, two-term New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani were spotted campaigning during Queens County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rockaway Beach on Saturday.

Andrew, wearing a navy ‘Team Trump’ zip-up jacket and a red hat with ‘Giuliani’ written on it, walked along the parade route shaking hands and collecting signatures for his bid to challenge incumbent Democratic Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, as the GOP Candidate.

Meanwhile, his father puffed on a cigar as he sat in the passenger seat of an SUV, with a large banner that read “Giuliani” and a hat to match his son’s.

Parade watchers shouted “Andrew” and cheered as they passed, throwing fists and shaking hands during the crowded event, which New York City Mayor Eric Adams celebrated as a return to normal for the city after lifting several mandates related to COVID-19.

Giuliani, 36, said it was great to be back at events in New York like Saturday’s parade, but blamed Democrats for taking so long to lift mandates.

Andrew Giuliani waves to a man during the 47th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 5, 2022.
BRIGITTE STELZER

“You know, I look at this and see what the last two years have given us,” he told the Post. “Obviously I think those mandates were lifted way too late. I think the Democrats have been political in a lot of ways. But for me to be back here in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Rockaways…I remember coming here as a kid with my dad, it’s so exciting, especially after a gap year.

Last week, Rudy Giuliani showed up to support his son’s governor, signing a petition for him at the New York Republican Party convention on Long Island.

Two-term New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani waves to the crowd as he sits in the passenger seat of a vehicle during the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 5, 2022.
Two-term New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani waves to the crowd as he sits in the passenger seat of a vehicle during the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 5, 2022.
BRIGITTE STELZER

Although Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin was the clear choice for the nomination, Andrew Giuliani stole the show with a fiery speech in which he cast himself as the foreign candidate needed to win in the deep blue of New York.

During her speech, Giuliani mocked Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul as “Crime Wave Kathy,” accusing her of ignoring rising crime. He discussed the need to toughen the controversial bail law and repeated Hochul’s Trump-like nickname during Saturday’s parade.

Mayor Eric Adams participates in the 47th Annual Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 5, 2022.
Mayor Eric Adams participates in the 47th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 5, 2022.
BRIGITTE STELZER

“I look forward to all the debates. I look forward to primary day and, more importantly, I look forward to the Crime Wave Kathy Hochul being fired from office on November 8,” Giuliani said.

“I think we’re not just going to be nominated on June 29, we’re going to be kicking Kathy Hochul out of office.”

New York Post

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