Donald Trump will not run for N.Y. governor’s seat: ‘a race I would have won’
Businessman and reality TV-show host Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Friday that he will not be a candidate in New York’s gubernatorial race this year despite stating that it was “a race I would have won.”
The publicity-seeking Trump, who has also considered a Presidential run in 2012 and has spoken of running for president again in 2016, tweeted: “While I won’t be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won, I have much bigger plans in mind- stay tuned, will happen!”
Despite his assertion that it would have been a winnable race, a recent Marist poll showed that the businessman would lose to incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), 70 percent to 26 percent; a 44 point gap.
Other candidates, Westchester County executive Rob Astorino and political activist Carl Palondino, polled better than Trump, however both would also lose badly to Cuomo -Astorino by 40 points, Palladino by 43 – if the election were held today.
Trump has yet to tweet his plans for the 2016 Presidential election, but did leave the door open with his promise of “bigger plans.”
See his tweet below: