LI Congressman Lee Zeldin Announces Bid for Governor
Zeldin, a conservative Republican and staunch Trump ally, was expected to enter the race for governor
Lee Zeldin, a lawyer, Army Reserve officer and the congressman for the eastern end of Long Island, threw his hat into the ring for the 2022 New York governor’s race Thursday.
Zeldin, 41, a staunch Republican and outspoken Trump supporter, tweeted his entry into the race with the hashtag #CuomosGottaGo. He is in his fourth term in Congress after four years in the state Senate.
The GOP race for governor has suddenly become active this week, with Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew — another close Trump ally — saying Wednesday he was planning to run as well.
Whoever wins the GOP nomination may face off against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who would be seeking a fourth term — assuming he runs or stays in office amid multiple state and federal investigations into his behavior and policies.
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