Former Westcester County Executive, Republican Rob Astorino says he’ll run for governor of New York in 2022 in what would be his second attempt to wrest the job away from Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo official photo
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo official photo

Astorino is a former radio industry professional and two-term Westchester County executive.

The Associated Press reports Astorino is promising to release an agenda to address New York’s steep job loss stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic on top of government corruption and the state’s high taxes and cost of living.

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Astorino was the Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2014 and lost to Cuomo by 54 percent to 40 percent.  Last year he ran a failed campaign for New York State Senate.

Representative Lee Zeldin of Long Island announced last month that he is seeking the Republican nomination for governor.  The son of beleaguered former New York City Mayor and Trump attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani said last month he was planning to run for governor on the Republican ticket.

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