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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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Rudy would be much better than Arlen Specter, not to worry.
He helped Chris Christie also in New Jersey.
It’s good news. This is a New York Senator seat. Let’s break up Schumer’s party.
The only thing worse then a liberal Democrat, is a liberal Republican. No more RINOs!
Sometimes I wonder if I’m even on a conservative website around here any more. This thread is one of those times.
I wish he’d stay in the Senate, if elected.
There is no way that I’d vote for Mr. Giuliani for president. Ever.
That’s a GOP pick-up; you can write it in ink!!!!!!
He’d make a great intra-party VP pick for GOP nominee Palin, too.................. ;-)
We need to focus on Skumer after Gillibrand is gone. Well, actually we’ll probably have to find two since the unexpired term he is running for against her is only two years then Skumer will be up for relection then.
Senator Giuliani would be a fantastic veep for Palin. The two years in the senate would be just about perfect for that.
Run Rudy Run!! Would prefer a Conservative, but he does have alot of Fiscal Conservatism and can be dragged to the Right.
Pray for America’s Freedom
You’re not the only one.
Just met a poster who thinks Rudy would be better then Palin.
Electing liberals will not advance conservatism.
Hope we don’t have to sharpen all the long knives again...
BTW.... you must admit that if Rudy was the candidate, he would have had a much better showing than McCain. I also know that if Rudy was President today, there would be no way in Hell that Kalid Sheik Muhammad would be on his way to a court room in New York City. We would also have the troops we need in Afghanistan, and a whole bunch more.
As long as it keeps him away from POTUS 2012 I’m all for it.
In theory you’re right. I just don’t think Pataki has the appeal to win the senate in NY, so I’m okay with Rudy taking it.
Rudy is both a Fiscal Conservative and strong on National Defense and understands first hand we have to win the war on IslamOfascists.
Only the anti war, big spenders would be against Rudy
I would support his run and re-election runs for the Senate. He has the best chance to win and promote conservatism (such as it is) in New York.
I would oppose his run for the Presidency. He’s the worst Republican we could get for Conservatism in the U.S.
Just when we were starting to get the FReepathons back under two months. Would FR survive another Rudyite purge?
But I disagree. Giuliani's speaking talent is more suited to the Senate, and would be more effective there, especially now with CSPAN and YouTube. I want him there, speaking and voting on important national issues, not in that backwater upstate.
Rudy seems OK even though socially liberal like most of NY. He'd make a good attorney general if he remained conservative.
Did he really come out against guns at one point? I haven't heard about that. That would be bad.
Pray for America's Freedom
LOL Don't push it!
Seriously, as an original member of last year's “Stop Rudy” ping list, I am very, very glad he's running for this seat. He will WIN, and he will be worlds better at voting on defense, tax, and spending issues than any NY Democrat. The Senate is a great place for Rudy, especially as a NY Senator.
Dare I say, a win would also make him a front-runner for a VP nomination under Sarah Palin in 2012? Dare I say “cross-party outreach from the other side for once?”
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Why? Cause F*ck you MSM, that's why!