Republican Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinAmbitious House lawmakers look for promotions Republicans urge Garland to probe COVID-19 deaths in New York group homes Majority of New York voters say Cuomo should not be reelected: poll MORE introduced his bid for New York governor on Thursday, turning into the primary GOP candidate to formally launch a problem towards embattled Democratic incumbent Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo signs repeal of nursing home and hospital liability protections Cuomo accuser describes alleged groping at mansion Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor MORE.
“I will convey the form of relentless, preventing spirit in the direction of serving to to avoid wasting our state that Cuomo reserves for multi-million greenback self-congratulatory e book offers, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing,” Zeldin wrote on Twitter.
“With 1-party Dem rule in NYC & Albany, the sunshine that was a beacon of what America could be has gone darkish. The NY as soon as a magnet for the world’s greatest & brightest is now forcing its personal to depart underneath the load of crushing taxes, misplaced jobs, suffocating laws, & rising crime,” Zeldin added.
He additionally wrote that he’s “able to go all in on this mission and produce New York again from the brink and return it to glory.”
Zeldin, who has represented his Lengthy Island district since 2015, grew to become a detailed ally of former President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz trip to Bahamas part of federal sex trafficking investigation: report Omar slams Biden admin for continuing ‘the construction of Trump’s xenophobic and racist wall’ Biden to announce executive action on ghost guns, red flag laws MORE.
Zeldin is more likely to sq. off towards Andrew Giuliani, the son of Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiAndrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Giuliani asks court to throw out Dominion’s .3 billion defamation suit Trump denies Gaetz asked him for blanket pardon MORE and a former staffer for then-President Trump, for the Republican nomination. On Wednesday, Andrew Giuliani stated that he intends to run for governor in 2022.
“I plan to run,” Andrew Giuliani told the Washington Examiner. He added that he stood a very good likelihood of unseating a “wounded” Cuomo.