Will Andrew Cuomo Run for NY Governor Again?

Will Andrew Cuomo Run for NY Governor Again?

(ReliableNews.org) – Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York in disgrace over the summer. The Democrat left office after 11 women accused him of sexual harassment. New reports are now indicating he might try to stage a comeback.

According to a report by the New York Post, people close to Cuomo have said he’s thinking about running for attorney general in 2022. Current AG, Letitia James, has said she will be running for governor, which would leave the position for the state’s top prosecutor open. The former governor had previously served in the AG role from 2007 through 2010.

One legislative source told Politico Cuomo is “nuts” and has a “vendetta.” State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan) believes the former governor will try it, saying he still has a lot of power.

The speculation comes less than a month after Albany City Court ordered Cuomo to appear on a misdemeanor charge related to allegations he forcefully touched a woman while in the Executive Mansion in December 2020. He has denied the allegations, but it would obviously be pretty awkward for a man accused of a crime to be the AG.

Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo’s spokesman, told the Post his boss has no plans to run for attorney general. He claimed the rumors are just that, and his team “can’t control if [Cuomo continues] to take up valuable real estate in peoples’ heads.” For his part, the former governor has said he is not ruling out any future political plans.

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