NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi is joining a competitive primary race for New York governor that became wide open when Andrew Cuomo resigned.

Suozzi told reporters at a virtual news conference Monday that he’s jumping into the 2022 race.

The 59-year-old congressman from Long Island has said for months he’s been considering a gubernatorial campaign but first wanted to get the tax deduction cap raised in Congress and use that to make his pitch to voters.

The bill passed recently by the House raised the $10,000 cap to $80,000.

The legislation could get scaled back in the Senate.

Here Are The 23 Funniest Governor Andrew Cuomo Memes on the Internet

On Tuesday, August 10 Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his two week notice to the people of New York. He announced that in light of sexual harassment allegations and a scathing report on the topic from New York Attorney General Letitia James, he would be resigning effective Tuesday, August 24.

From the moment those words were uttered from his mouth, the memes began to fly. We were there to catch them.

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