Andrew Cuomo, the former Democratic Gov. of New York, is reportedly considering a run for mayor of New York City if current Mayor Eric Adams is taken out by a federal investigation.
Adams is being investigated for potential collusion with the Turkish government during his 2021 campaign.
“I got the impression that he is ready,” former state senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. said.
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“No one knows what’s going to happen in the city.”
Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid allegations of sexual harassment and a nursing home death toll cover-up, has not ruled out a political comeback and is reportedly considering a mayoral run in 2025.
“Do I believe I could run for political office again? Yes. I think I have a lot of options, and there are a lot of issues I’m working on now that I care about,” Cuomo said.
“I haven’t ruled any in; I haven’t ruled any out.”
The investigation’s scope includes the campaign as a whole, and Adams is also facing other challenges such as budget control and persistent crime in the city.
“It’s beyond exploratory; this is a full message test,” pollster Evan Roth Smith stated.
“Though difficult, he could still be competitive,” Basil Smikle said.
“He does have support in African-American and Latino communities. He does have the support of more moderate voters.”