The Insider reports:
The son of former New York mayor and Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani received no support for his bid to be the next governor of New York in a secret vote by local Republican leaders this week.
In May, Andrew Giuliani announced he was seeking the GOP nomination for the 2022 contest, claiming he was a born politico. “I’m a politician out of the womb,” he said. “It’s in my DNA.” But leaders of the New York Republican Party are not feeling it.
As the Democrat & Chronicle reported, Giuliani, who served in the White House under ex-President Donald Trump, received no votes from GOP county chairs or members of the Republican state committee at a straw poll in Albany on Monday.
New York’s Republicans have informally anointed U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, a four-term member of Congress from Long Island’s Suffolk County, as their pick to run for governor next year, when Andrew Cuomo may be running for a fourth term.
Zeldin earned 85 percent of the weighted vote in a straw poll taken during a meeting of county leaders in a suburb of Albany. State party Chair Nick Langworthy said Zeldin will now be considered the “presumed nominee,” allowing him roughly 17 months to drum up support and donors for the 2022 general election.
Even “abstain” somehow did better than Andrew Giuliani https://t.co/F5BHQDbpTJ
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