New York is a liberal cesspool. However, gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani believes that the state can be turned around and revived. Much like how it was when his father, Rudy Giuliani, was governor.
“New York can be saved,” he told Newsmax's Greg Kelly on Wednesday. “You and I know that. We want it to be saved, well before we're grandparents.”
Giuliani, the only declared candidate so far seeking the Republican nomination, could face Rep. Lee Zeldin from eastern Long Island and or former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, both of whom have been mentioned as potential foes.
“They're good friends of mine,” said Giuliani. “I think the truth is our policies, they’re very similar in terms of how we're presenting it out. So far our polling is much better in terms of running against whoever the Democratic nominee is.”
Giuliani suggested that embattled incumbent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo or Attorney General Letitia James would likely be the Democratic nominee.
But he said he witnessed the rescue of New York City under his father, who replaced Democrat David Dinkins following the upheaval in the early 1990s including the Crown Heights riots and a declining economy.
“New York can be turned around,” Giuliani continued. “We know that we've seen that as New Yorkers. Here the three main policies that I'll be laying out. One we're going to light the economic furnace again in New York, right? That's the first thing we're going to do by deregulating, cutting taxes.
“Secondly, most importantly, we're going to make sure that we cut crime. We're going to make sure cops are completely, completely protected in their qualified immunity and that bail reform is repealed. And thirdly, we're going make sure that parents have a say over their children's education, not bureaucrats up in Albany," he explained.
“So what I say is I've spent parts of five different decades in politics, 32 years in politics, right?” Giuliani added, “Everything from seeing how City Hall was changed [to] working in the White House with the top CEO in the United States.”
If elected, he will be the first Republican governor in New York since 2006.
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