NEW YORK (AP) – Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a former Trump administration aide, said in interviews on Wednesday that he was evaluating a candidacy for governor of New York as a Republican.
Giuliani, 35, who has never served in public office, told the New York Times that he is “strongly considering” the idea and is looking to make a decision by the end of the month.
He was more emphatic in an interview with the Washington Examiner, saying he was planning to race and “I believe I can win the race.”
The New York governor’s race has become more complicated with all the controversy surrounding Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is set to run for a fourth term but has been accused by several women of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Giuliani was hired last month by conservative Newsmax network as a contributor.
He was a young child when his father became mayor. At the inauguration of the elder Giuliani in 1994, the 7-year-old joined his father on the podium, imitating his gestures and repeating some of his words.
The incident was played for laughs in a “Saturday Night Live” skit with Chris Farley.
In 2008, he sued Duke University, claiming he had been improperly excluded from the golf team. The school said the cut was appropriate and based on bullying behavior, which Giuliani denied. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2010.
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