Andrew Giuliani, a former Trump aide, is set to meet with former President Trump next week at Mar-a-Lago regarding his political career.
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Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, said he will meet with Trump as he finalizes plans to run for governor of New York.
The younger Giuliani said he’ll be in Florida for two-to-three days to meet with donors, interview potential staff and speak to the former president.
“I will be down there next week for a two- to three-day swing where we’ll be meeting with donors, interviewing potential staff and speaking to the former president,” Giuliani told CNN in an interview published Wednesday.
“From a self-interest standpoint, I want the president to be as involved as he wants to be, but I would still advise him to keep his powder dry and not make a decision on who to support until we get to the fall or next winter,” he added.
The visit will make Giuliani the latest Republican to make the pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago to try to secure support from Trump, who remains wildly popular with the GOP electorate.
An endorsement from the former president would be key in the crowded gubernatorial primary, which is stocked with Republicans vying for the chance to take down a scandal-plagued Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) next year.
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Among the candidates also running is Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), another close ally of the former president. Zeldin has already met with Trump and proved his fundraising prowess, raking in $1 million in the first 24 hours after he announced his campaign earlier this month.