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Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor in New York

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor.

The announcement came Thursday after the Long Island representative said he’d be willing to fight relentlessly for New Yorkers.

“I’ll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Cuomo reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing,” Zeldin wrote in the announcement.

Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani also threw his hat in the ring.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has faced mounting criticism, even from within his own party amid sexual harassment allegations and controversy involving death counts at nursing homes during the pandemic.