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Skip to comments.BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate
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 ...
I really think Lazio has a shot at Governor at this point.
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.
I agree now that PIAPS is gone there can be sanity brought back to the Senate in 2010.
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.
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.
Great, we can have another Rudyite purge... that was fun < /s>
Not sure about that one.However, Nassau county and Westchester county went Republican would help Giuliani’s
Yea, right. Did you forget the /s?
Support a conservative in the primary if you want, but if the choice is Giuliani or Gillibrand, every conservative should support Giuliani.
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.
he’d be one more vote to filibuster Obamaism, so I’m all for it
Apparently, it’s a myth that they instinctively stomp out fires.
I will vote for Rudy for Senator. I like him better than Pataki for the position.
Considering this is NY it is a good choice. He will have my support. We have the same problems here in California.
Why is Schumer so safe in New York? I am mystified why the worst Senator is not vulnerable.
I think Rudy's a good fit as a senator, and New Yorkers will have a proven New Yorker they can vote for.
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.
wow, you would vote for gillyDEMbrand over rudy? pataki isn’t much of a conservative either.
Oh great, now you’ve done it! Don’t give anyone any ideas.
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.
He will win!....
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.
The always reliable sources. I’ll only believe it when he makes the announcement.
Rudy would of made a much better governor..
Pataki should of ran for Senate.. This is a BAD MOVE...
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.
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) ?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If a liberal is going to occupy that seat it might as well be Rudy.
Sean Hannity better interview him quickly so he can take credit for Rudy’s victory.
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.
To hell with Guiliani. Run Hoffman for Senate as the conservative party candidate instead of Rino Rudy.
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.
I would not vote for Rudy for dog catcher.
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.
I spose Rudy is as good as the Repubs can get in New York.
Probably better than most.
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