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Andrew Giuliani had the name ID and his famous father. He just didn’t have the votes.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The name Giuliani wasn’t enough to win a statewide race in New York.

Andrew Giuliani failed in his first bid for election, coming in a distant second in a four-way race for governor after tethering his election to his father’s tarnished legacy and their closeness with former President Donald Trump.

Giuliani said he wouldn’t have changed his messaging, despite the loss. And the results made it clear that he's not going to be leaving New York politics after impressing party leaders with his easiness on the stump and likability.

“I always said I was going to be genuine with voters,” he said in an interview Wednesday with POLITICO. “Whether they voted for me, or whether they didn’t, at least they can say that I was honest and was as genuine as possible.”

The younger Giuliani was resolute that his father's outsized role in the campaign and his support of Trump didn't hurt his........

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