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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.
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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.
This is great news. Assuming Rudy can put together a coherent message on social issues, hed be a great candidate in 2012.
There were only two people last election cycle that made the American Left stark-raving mad. (Yes, I know theyre stark-raving mad every day, but waaaaaaaay more than usual.)
Those two people were Sarah Palin and Rudy Guiliani. I suspect it will continue to be those two into 2012.
We've got our share of RINOs in high office here in Texas too. He'd have a better shot than you might think.
IDEAL candidate is another matter.
I took lots of heat last year when I supported Rudy, and I don't regret it, but I truly see him as more of an executive (Governor, President, Mayor, etc).
Good luck to him, he is one of the good guys when it comes to the War on Terror!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To me, it’s six of one, half dozen of the other, since I live so far away from this race, but if Rudy does wanna run, I’d get in his corner. It is as we have said — “closest conservative New York would ever really vote for,” Hoffman notwithstanding.
A big YEAH BABY!!!
YES!!!!! That bimbo was my Congresswoman in the 20th and then was appointed to the Senate! She is terrible!! Go Rudy Go!!!!
If the man can do for NY State what he did for NY City?
Much of New York overall w/could become quite a different place to live.
Which is nothing BUT good news for those Conservatives now stuck there because they can't find employment out of state, or sell their home if they can.
Would bode well for the national GOP, too.
I know when Gillibrand was appointed to fill this seat she had had nearly a perfect voting record on the 2nd according to the NRA. Has she continued to be a strong proponent of the RKBA?
“Hes got my vote!!! Oops, I vote in Florida.”
Did you ever vote in NY? Request an absentee ballot and see what happens! (j/k...barely)
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