NEW YORK — Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, announced Tuesday that he plans to run for governor of New York.
Giuliani, 35, said he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination in his 2022 gubernatorial bid.
That could set up a battle with third-term incumbent Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Giuliani said he’s confident he’ll get the nomination and defeat Cuomo in a head-to-head match up next year.
Giuliani served as a White House aide under former President Donald Trump and has more recently been a commentator for the conservative network Newsmax. He has never run for public office.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin and former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino have previously announced they are running for the 2022 Republican nomination for New York governor.
Associated Press contributed to this report.