1990 NY Gubernatorial Campaign

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  • 1987: Trump's long-time political adviser, Roger Stone, claimed that he had tried and failed to recruit Trump as the GOP nominee for New York state governor but claimed to have been rebuffed. “New York Republican leaders, stung by the record re-election victory of Governor Cuomo last year, are already searching for a 1990 standard-bearer and have approached Donald J. Trump, a top Republican strategist said today. Roger Stone, who ran President Reagan's successful New York effort in 1984, said he met with Mr. Trump in Atlantic City two weekends ago to ask how the casino owner and developer felt about a possible challenge to Governor Cuomo. […] Mr. Stone said leaders from the state's Republican and Conservative parties asked him to meet with Mr. Trump after the developer, recently engaged in a much-publicized feud with Mayor Koch, said he was not interested in running against Mr. Koch.” (New York Times, July 7, 1987)