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The Last Name Giuliani Wasn’t Enough To Win This Race
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The Last Name Giuliani Wasn’t Enough To Win This Race

Although Andrew Giuliani had the name recognition, it wasn’t enough to help the son of “America’s Mayor” become the Republican nominee for governor of New York.

Giuliani, 36, made the decision to attach himself to his father’s tainted legacy and touted his time in the Trump administration as an adviser.

He placed second behind party favourite Lee Zeldin, losing by more than 20 percentage points. Giuliani was certain that his support of Trump would not hinder his chances.

Although Giuliani failed to win the Republican nomination, his campaign performed better than expected. Despite significant differences in funding and endorsements, his favorability among Republican voters was equal to or greater than Zeldin’s at several points of the campaign.

Despite his name being misspelled on the flyer, Giuliani was listed as a speaker at a “freedom convoy” party in Fort Erie, Ontario, which was supposed to take place in July. Ultimately, the event failed to take place and supporters simply exchanged flags on the Peace Bridge.

In a move aimed at appealing to the far-right in the Republican Party, Giuliani repeated the Big Lie that Trump lost the 2020 election due to massive voter fraud.

In contrast to other Republican primaries, Giuliani conceded quickly and endorsed Zeldin.

Zeldin will face off with New York’s Democratic governor Kathy Hochul this fall.

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