New York

He’s the former mayor’s son and he worked for the 45th president. His eyes, he says, are now on Albany.

Andrew Giuliani told POLITICO he spoke with the former president about his ambitions earlier this week. | AP Photo/Alex Brandon

By GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW

04/07/2021 04:50 PM EDT

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Andrew Giuliani, the son of Trump lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, said in an interview Wednesday that he is “seriously considering” a run for governor in 2020 and spoke with former President Donald Trump earlier this week about his political ambitions.

“I did speak with President Trump on Monday and it was a great conversation,” Giuliani said. “We talked about New York politics and went through the numbers on this and I explained to him where I think I would be able to make inroads that no other potential candidate would be able to.”

A blessing from Trump would go a long way for any Republican candidate running in a GOP primary. That may be particularly true in New York, where the former president built his real estate empire and made his name before decamping to Florida in his post-presidency.

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