Political families, of course, are not uncommon in New York, where former Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was the son of another former Governor, Mario M. Cuomo. Families like the Addabbos, Weprins, and Diazes spawned father-son pairs who became lawmakers.
It’s also not all that surprising that Andrew Giuliani, a notorious camera abuser at his father’s first inauguration in 1994, leans on him: He’s running for public office for the first time and has a limited file to fall back on.
His main political experience is the four years he spent in the Trump White House, serving as a special assistant to the president and working in the Office of Public Liaison, an unconventional preparation for Albany.
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Zeldin, a four-term congressman, remains much better funded, with more than $3.1 million in campaign funds at the end of last month; Giuliani had about a tenth, according to campaign disclosure statements.
Two other candidates, Rob Astorino, the former Westchester County leader, and Harry Wilson, an expert on corporate turnarounds, also have more to spend than Giuliani.