Andrew Cuomo ads will start reappearing on New York TV screens, likely indicating that the disgraced ex-governor is planning a return to politics.
The New York Post reported Thursday that the Cuomo campaign committee is behind a series of ads aimed at "clearing Andrew's name," according to an insider. Political-advertising tracker Medium Buying reported the same day that a pro-Cuomo political action committee also bought airtime.
Cuomo, once called the "Luv Guv" for the media's infatuation with him in the pandemic's early days, resigned last year after a state attorney general's investigation found that he sexually harassed at least 11 women. He also ordered New York nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients and then hid the number of nursing-home deaths, according to a separate investigation.
Cuomo may be feeling bullish about a comeback because five district attorneys decided not to bring cases against him, although the DAs and New York attorney general Letitia James (D.) found the women's allegations "credible."
New Yorkers haven't softened on Cuomo, however. Nearly 60 percent of the state's voters say the ex-governor "has not been vindicated," according to a Tuesday Siena College poll.
The ads begin airing Monday.