Speculation is mounting that former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering a bid for the US Senate, potentially challenging incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024. Sources reportedly told The Daily Beast that Senator Gillibrand has warned donors for her re-election campaign of the possibility of a Cuomo challenge.
Cuomo has not publicly confirmed whether he will run against Gillibrand. The former governor resigned from his position in 2021 after an investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office found him guilty of sexually harassing multiple women. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.
If Cuomo were to run for the Senate, it would mark a significant political comeback attempt following his resignation as governor. He had previously been touted as a potential presidential candidate and was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party before the sexual harassment allegations surfaced.
Senator Gillibrand was appointed to her seat by then-Governor David Paterson in 2009 to replace Hillary Clinton, who resigned to become Secretary of State. She won a special election in 2010 to serve the remainder of Clinton’s term and was re-elected in 2012 and 2018.
As the potential challenge looms, Gillibrand and her team are likely to be monitoring Cuomo’s moves closely. The race for the Senate seat in New York is sure to be highly competitive, with both candidates likely to draw significant support from within the Democratic Party.
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