Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may be setting the stage for a political comeback, according to a new report.
Cuomo is considering running for state attorney general next year, according to New York Post. Cuomo held this job from 2007 to 2010.
The job is currently held by a Democrat Letitia James, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor against current Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul. Hochul became governor when Cuomo, facing numerous complaints of sexual harassment, resignation in August.
Although James has said that she is seeking Hochul’s position, there is still plenty of time for her to abandon her campaign and seek re-election to her current position, thus setting – at least in theory – a contest between Cuomo and the state official who led the investigation against him.
The Post did not name its sources, but stated that “several of Cuomo’s confidants have mentioned – to both elected Democratic officials and party insiders – that Cuomo could run for attorney general.” in 2022.”
“Everybody in Cuomo’s orbit is throwing it out there,” the Post quoted what it called “a person with direct knowledge.”
“They are floating it… and assessing people’s reactions,” the Post quoted the source as saying.
Some like the idea, others less so.
– MARY – CANADA (@ Mary_Canada13) November 12, 2021
New Yorkers can’t be stupid enough to vote for this clown, can they?
– Dr. Freedom Fetish™ (@ Thomas_Young77) November 14, 2021
Cuomo has $18 million in campaign cash that he can spend, the Post reported, more than any competitor is likely to raise.
In 2018, James was elected after spending $1 million, according to the newspaper.
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Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi denied Cuomo will for the article.
“There’s a lot of idle speculation and we can’t control whether we continue to hold valuable real estate in people’s heads,” he told the Post.
Cuomo himself has made no secret of a political comeback.
“I don’t know what the future holds,” Cuomo said in an interview with New York Journal. “I am at peace. Look, it’s simple: I trust people and the truth will [win] outside.”
Azzopardi attacked James as “The One Who Wants to Dominate” and “The Cowboy Sheriff,” the magazine noted.
James and her office sent zingers back to Cuomo.
“Rather than taking responsibility for his inappropriate actions, he fabricated wild conspiracy theories, spread fake news, and became the laughing stock of the nation,” a representative for James told this magazine.
“Cuomo’s version of ‘The Big Lie’ is a grueling, albeit predictable, response from a serial harasser. All New Yorkers have come forward. Gone are the times Andrew Cuomo did the same thing. ”
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