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BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate
New York Daily News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Kenneth Lovett

Posted on 11/19/2009 12:15:02 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News.

A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking said the failed presidential candidate has been telling people he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 to fill out the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term.

If elected, the source said, he could use that as a stepping stone to run for President in 2012 - rather than run for re-election to the Senate.

A Giuliani spokeswoman downplayed the reports. "Rudy has a history of making up his own mind and has no problem speaking it," she said. "When Mayor Giuliani makes a decision about serving in public office, he will inform New Yorkers on his own."

His absence from the governor's race would be a boon -- and a bow -- to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is considering a run for the office.

Gov. Paterson, who trails Cuomo by up to points in a hypothetical matchup in some polls, insists he is running, even though the White House has pointedly told him President Obama would "prefer" he didn't.

Former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari, a close Giuliani pal, said the former mayor had been privately sharing doubts with him for months about running for governor.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2010; backstabberromney; braverudi; duplicate; giuliani; newyork; ny2010; nygop; romney; romneyhiding; romneyschemes; romneyweak; romneyweeps; rudistrong; rudy2010; rudygiuliani; senate
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Wow. This is HUGE news. Only Giuliani and Pataki have the ability to knock off Kirsten Gillibrand. I know folks around here have had their hangups with Rudy in the past, but I will whole-heartedly support him in a run for the senate in NY.
1 posted on 11/19/2009 12:15:04 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Terrific....

I really think Lazio has a shot at Governor at this point.

2 posted on 11/19/2009 12:17:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Good for Rudi! I wish him well. He’ll probably vote only a little better than Arlen Specter in his pre-turncoat days, but he’s about the best they can expect to come out of a statewide election in New York.


3 posted on 11/19/2009 12:17:54 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
He should have done this in the last go-round with Hillary.

As it is, I wouldn't vote for Rudy. Just another undependable RINO who will bolt the second we need him most.
4 posted on 11/19/2009 12:18:49 PM PST by Antoninus (The RNC's dream ticket: Romney / Scozzafava 2012)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I agree now that PIAPS is gone there can be sanity brought back to the Senate in 2010.


5 posted on 11/19/2009 12:18:49 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: St. Louis Conservative; PhiKapMom

I agree that Guiliani would be a reasonably good choice for the Senate. I’d be a little concerned that he might return to his gun-grabbing ways, but he would probably be around 60% to 80% good in the senate — a heckuva lot better than anything we’ve had out of New York in a long time.


6 posted on 11/19/2009 12:18:55 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Sacajaweau

If Paterson somehow survives, Lazio will be a shoe-in. If it’s Cuomo, then Lazio better hope for an extraordinarily bruising primary and a Republican wave in 2010. Cuomo will be tough to beat.


7 posted on 11/19/2009 12:19:34 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Great, we can have another Rudyite purge... that was fun < /s>


8 posted on 11/19/2009 12:19:54 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not sure about that one.However, Nassau county and Westchester county went Republican would help Giuliani’s
chances.


9 posted on 11/19/2009 12:20:05 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sacajaweau

Yea, right. Did you forget the /s?


10 posted on 11/19/2009 12:20:23 PM PST by Neets (Go Yankees!!!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Good luck to him...Lots of people on this FR don't like him...But at least he doesn't hate his country and he wont sell his country to any foreigners... He would have done better than stuttering porky pig mcain
11 posted on 11/19/2009 12:20:51 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush
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To: Antoninus

That’s retarded.

Support a conservative in the primary if you want, but if the choice is Giuliani or Gillibrand, every conservative should support Giuliani.


12 posted on 11/19/2009 12:21:01 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Sacajaweau

Guiliani’s coattails will swing the NYC suburbs to Lazio.

Consider that Westchester just voted in Republicans to reverse a decade long trend toward the left, and were seeing an interesting problem for Democrats in NY State.


13 posted on 11/19/2009 12:21:01 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: St. Louis Conservative

he’d be one more vote to filibuster Obamaism, so I’m all for it


14 posted on 11/19/2009 12:21:37 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Apparently, it’s a myth that they instinctively stomp out fires.


15 posted on 11/19/2009 12:22:19 PM PST by RetroSexual (Pray for America; Psalm 109:8)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I will vote for Rudy for Senator. I like him better than Pataki for the position.


16 posted on 11/19/2009 12:22:29 PM PST by tioga
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Considering this is NY it is a good choice. He will have my support. We have the same problems here in California.


17 posted on 11/19/2009 12:22:46 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: St. Louis Conservative
No more RINOs.
18 posted on 11/19/2009 12:23:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Why is Schumer so safe in New York? I am mystified why the worst Senator is not vulnerable.


19 posted on 11/19/2009 12:23:53 PM PST by depressed in 06 (ZerOcare: Bureaucratic best practices equals death panels.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News."

I think Rudy's a good fit as a senator, and New Yorkers will have a proven New Yorker they can vote for.

20 posted on 11/19/2009 12:24:17 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Guiliani is someone about whom I find so much to dislike, and yet so much to like as well. On the one hand I wish him well in the race, but I’m also glad I don’t have to vote for him.


21 posted on 11/19/2009 12:24:17 PM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Antoninus

wow, you would vote for gillyDEMbrand over rudy? pataki isn’t much of a conservative either.


22 posted on 11/19/2009 12:24:35 PM PST by tioga
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Oh great, now you’ve done it! Don’t give anyone any ideas.


23 posted on 11/19/2009 12:25:11 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’d be a vote against healthcare, against cap and trade, and against Obama’s judges. He won’t be Jim DeMint, but give me a break.....do you expect to elect fire-breathing conservatives in New York in this day and age? Any conservative who would rather have Kirsten Gillibrand in the senate over Rudy is delusional.

You don’t have a choice between purity here - it’s Gillibrand or Giuliani.


24 posted on 11/19/2009 12:25:22 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

He will win!....


25 posted on 11/19/2009 12:25:57 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Dr. Ursus
Guiliani could swing Westchester, ... this month the Democrat imcumbent just barely held on... Recount confirms Ryan's win by 136 votes By Ben Rubin • bfrubin@lohud.com • November 14, 2009 Comments (29) Recommend Print this page E-mail this article Share Text Size: Normal | Large | Larger WHITE PLAINS — William Ryan, the Democratic chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, has said he’s used to winning elections by a 60-40 split. But with a wave of anti-incumbent voting sweeping out several major politicians, this year’s election was different. In the end, Ryan was left standing, but just barely. At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, after counting every last paper ballot and re-canvassing the voting machines, the Westchester Board of Elections called Ryan the winner in the District 5 race by 136 votes — 5,732 to 5,596. "I’m very happy about the results, and I look forward to working with and serving the people of White Plains and Scarsdale for another two years," said Ryan, a county legislator since 1998 and the board chairman since 2004.
26 posted on 11/19/2009 12:26:33 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Which party?


27 posted on 11/19/2009 12:26:46 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: St. Louis Conservative
I expect him to do about as well as he did in his last couple of campaigns.

I like Rudy, but let's face it: he peaked fifteen years ago when he got the scum off the streets of New York City, and it's been mostly downhill from there.

28 posted on 11/19/2009 12:27:29 PM PST by jpl
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The always reliable sources. I’ll only believe it when he makes the announcement.


29 posted on 11/19/2009 12:30:37 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: jpl

Rudy would of made a much better governor..

Pataki should of ran for Senate.. This is a BAD MOVE...


30 posted on 11/19/2009 12:31:08 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: St. Louis Conservative
...Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 to fill out the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term.

Kirsten will suddenly step down to "spend more time with her family" and Hillary! will take her place. NO WAY the Demons will let that seat be lost.

31 posted on 11/19/2009 12:31:09 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither)
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Rudy must feel he won’t be able to beat Cuomo. I would rather see Rudy be NY Governor. That is, if he’s up to the task, and maybe he isn’t (getting older and all) ?


32 posted on 11/19/2009 12:31:33 PM PST by ync1994
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To: JerseyHighlander

I meant that Spano lost. Nassau county voted in the Republicans because of a tax revolt.If the Republicans just
go back to feeding at the trough,they will be kicked out next time!

g


33 posted on 11/19/2009 12:32:19 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: VRWCmember

I think I’d agree, he would be pretty good there. Nice counterbalance to Hillary and some others.

Hope Goober Graham isn’t one of his Senate buddies. Maybe Inhofe or Coburn.


34 posted on 11/19/2009 12:32:53 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Rudy could’ve won in 2000. Lazio’s probably a decent enough guy, but there was too much of a wimp factor at work and he could never get traction against the Hilldabeast.


35 posted on 11/19/2009 12:33:52 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

He’s got my vote!!! Oops, I vote in Florida. Okay then... he’ll get some of my money if I have any left in 2010.


36 posted on 11/19/2009 12:34:00 PM PST by Snow Eagle (Pray for America - Psalm 109:8)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I would love to see Rudy take out Gillibrand. And if we could take out Dodd and Toomy won in PA, we could all breath a little easier. Even better if we could take Reid’s seat.


37 posted on 11/19/2009 12:34:03 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

If a liberal is going to occupy that seat it might as well be Rudy.


38 posted on 11/19/2009 12:34:42 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! :-)


39 posted on 11/19/2009 12:35:19 PM PST by hiredhand (Understand the CRA and why we're facing economic collapse - see my about page.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Sean Hannity better interview him quickly so he can take credit for Rudy’s victory.


40 posted on 11/19/2009 12:37:46 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

There are plenty of reasons to dislike Rudy, but there are enough to like him, too. He’s a RINO, but one of the lesser obnoxious and toxic ones. He woulnd’t be in ideal candidate for a state like Texas, but for NY? He’s the closest thing to a conservative they’ll ever vote for.

And he loves his country and our troops. He won’t sell out our nation to terrorists.


41 posted on 11/19/2009 12:37:46 PM PST by JenB987
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To: St. Louis Conservative

To hell with Guiliani. Run Hoffman for Senate as the conservative party candidate instead of Rino Rudy.


42 posted on 11/19/2009 12:38:11 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I’m not exactly a Rudy fan, but if I lived in NY I guess I’d probably have to vote for him even if he wore a wig and a dress.

Oh, wait.........


43 posted on 11/19/2009 12:38:23 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: tioga
wow, you would vote for gillyDEMbrand over rudy?

No, I'd vote for whoever the Conservative party ran.
44 posted on 11/19/2009 12:39:08 PM PST by Antoninus (The RNC's dream ticket: Romney / Scozzafava 2012)
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To: JenB987

Well said.


45 posted on 11/19/2009 12:39:55 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: BibChr; Tijeras_Slim; hiredhand
Which party?

BWAHAHAHA...

46 posted on 11/19/2009 12:40:36 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force... Like fire, a dangerous servant & master. GW)
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To: JenB987

Well said.


47 posted on 11/19/2009 12:41:58 PM PST by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I would not vote for Rudy for dog catcher.


48 posted on 11/19/2009 12:43:13 PM PST by GeronL
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To: St. Louis Conservative

If this was Florida or Virginia or something, I would be ticked....but it’s NY. I wish him well.

He would vote GOP most of the time probably.


49 posted on 11/19/2009 12:43:48 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Landru

I spose Rudy is as good as the Repubs can get in New York.
Probably better than most.


50 posted on 11/19/2009 12:44:10 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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