New York (AP) —Since 2020, Rudolph Giuliani will be summoned by most politicians to hold a press conference on their behalf. Not a person.
As frontman of the false allegations of former President Donald Trump's fraudulent elections, Giuliani appeared infamous in front of the camera and upheld the unfounded theory. Dye ran down his face — and another ran out of Philadelphia's landscaping company. Last week, his unsupported accusations and false claims made the highlight of a hearing from the House Commission investigating the riots at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
But one of the places in New York City's demand these days is the campaign for his son Andrew Giuliani, who wants to be a Republican governor candidate on Tuesday. .. Of New York. The
campaign is considered a long shot, with US Congressman Rieseldin, who has been hailed as a leading Republican candidate for the Republican Party, with the support of the state's GOP and the Conservatives. And in a year that is otherwise favorable to the Republican Party, Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul will take office in November.
New York is one of the bluest states in the country, with Democrats having more than twice as many registered voters as Republicans and holding the governor's mansion for 15 years. It's also a state where, other than Republican voters, Giuliani may be the only name that is less popular than "Trump."
Andrew Giuliani frequently mentions both names.
A 36-year-old woman worked as an aide to Trump's White House and as a commentator on the conservative network Newsmax, but she has never been elected. was. Prior to launching the
campaign, at the 1994 mayor inauguration, he was mainly known to appear next to his father while still a child. He comically imitated his father's gestures and repeated the parody of Chris Farley's "Saturday Night Live."
While campaigning for the governor, young Giuliani still seems to be imitating his father. He not only shares some of his manners, but also frequently uses his appearance to make false claims about the 2020 presidential election, including falsely stating that Trump won the election. did.
Andrew Giuliani also wrote on his website and campaign material to give Republicans the impression that his father could be a candidate. It has been accused of omitting the name of Giuliani to make it stand out.
"People will say it's easy to get involved in politics with the name of a famous family," Giuliani said in response to criticism during the debate at Newsmax.
"It's very difficult to be the first candidate for governor in the Republican primary, by name like Andrew," said Andrew Giuliani, referring to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. I jokingly said. A Democrat who resigned shyly last year on suspicion of sexual harassment.
Andrew Giuliani said he was very proud of his father and called him "New York's greatest crime fighter."
Before being known as Trump's lawyer explaining a groundless international election program on television, Rudolph Giuliani was the national hero who led the city of New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Was welcomed as.
He was a US lawyer famous for prosecuting Mafia figures in New York and was the mayor of the Republican Party, later known for tackling crimes in his "cracked window" police theory. Philosophy included deterring serious crimes by cracking down on minor crimes such as public urination and window-cleaning pan-handling known as the "male of squeegees."
Critics said the theory was ineffective and targeted the minority, but Andrew Giuliani revived the "broken windows" police "whole New York" in his campaign. I asked.
Andrew Giuliani frequently appears with his father at press conferences, rallies and other campaign events, two behind the podium or signing "Giuliani". Often they wear a red Giuliani campaign hat. This is a design reminiscent of Trump's famous "Make America Great Again" hat.
Rudolph Giuliani has sought to ensure that his son's experience includes seeing his father as mayor.
"It's true that he was a kid for most of my tenure, but I don't know. Do you think he's a kid aged 15, 16 or 17? I He did those things with me when he was there, "Giuliani said at a press conference on Thursday. "In many of these situations, candidate Andrew Giuliani helped me. He's known it back and forth since he was a kid."
In New York In almost all cases, the support of political parties and their organizations was important. Thomas Doherty, a political strategist and former aide to George Pataki, the last Republican governor of New York, said Zeldin could win on Tuesday with his resume and widespread support on the right. He said he was expected.
Dougherty said Andrew Giuliani is aware of his name, but his resume is thin and he is not considered a serious candidate.
"No matter what vote he gets, I'm sure he bears the name of his father," Dougherty said. "It's nothing wrong, except for the fact that his resume doesn't say'I can be the Governor of New York'. In the Trump administration," The White House's Chick Phil-White. He played an active part as a runner higher than the Easter Egg Bunny in the House.
Besides his childhood disgust at his father's inauguration, Andrew Giuliani was inappropriate from the golf team when he sued Duke University in 2008. It became a hot topic insisting that it was separated from the game. The school said Giuliani's dismissal was based on bullying, but he denied it. His proceeding was dismissed in 2010.
He worked on Trump's 2016 presidential election and then worked at the Trump White House. He was the Deputy Director of the Public Liaison Bureau and later a Special Assistant to the President.
Rudolph Giuliani said of his son, "Four years with Trump, it's like five college education. He's much better prepared for this."
The former mayor admits that some of his sons are skeptical and may find him too young and inexperienced to become nearly 20 million governors.
"You are seizing the opportunity. You gave me a chance," the candidate's father said at a press conference Thursday. "He has that extraordinary spirit, the Teddy Roosevelt-like spirit, so the chance is worth it."