Today, four-term U.S. House Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) announced that he would be running to become the next Governor of New York in the 2022 election.
Zeldin, who is the first GOP contender to officially challenge three-term Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, didn’t hold back with his message against the embattled governor, declaring that “Cuomo’s gotta go!”
Redistricting expert Dave Wasserman suggested about the move, “There’s a very good chance Dems are already planning redrawing Zeldin’s seat, #NY01, to be much bluer, so this makes some sense.”
In a multi-part tweet, Zeldin wrote, “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.”
“I’m ready to go all in on this mission and bring New York back from the brink and return it to glory. For many, this feels like a last stand to save our state,” Zeldin continued, while asking supporters to visit his website or text to “get involved.”
Zeldin added, “Losing is not an option!”
I'm ready to go all in on this mission and bring New York back from the brink and return it to glory.— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) April 8, 2021
For many, this feels like a last stand to save our state.
Get involved, by visiting https://t.co/YUk7BXKuWP and texting LEE to 484848.
Losing is not an option!
Yesterday, Zeldin tweeted an article from the New York Post, which was their front page headline, which discussed how the quality of life was plummeting while taxes were rising in NYC.
Zeldin hinted at his upcoming announcement by saying, “1-party Dem rule has made NY less safe, less affordable & less free. Albany Dems have been using their power to jam through radical policies forcing people to flee NY. To SAVE OUR STATE we must end 1-party Dem rule in Albany & return NY to its glory days.”
1-party Dem rule has made NY less safe, less affordable & less free. Albany Dems have been using their power to jam through radical policies forcing people to flee NY. To SAVE OUR STATE we must end 1-party Dem rule in Albany & return NY to its glory days. https://t.co/G4BWDs5Agz— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) April 7, 2021
From the New York Post:
The Long Island-born dad of twin daughters is an Iraq veteran, having spent four years on active duty with the Army, according to his biography. He was first elected to represent the state’s 1st Congressional District in 2014.
“We are going to win this race,” Zeldin said Thursday on Fox & Friends. “I’m all in. We are all in.”
Insiders told The Post that the GOP, including Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy, were trying to convince Zeldin to take on Cuomo.
Zeldin’s announcement comes a day after Andrew Giuliani — the 35-year-old son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — said he was eyeing a run for governor on the Republican ticket.
Andrew Giuliani recently worked as a director of the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration.
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