Skip to comments.Giuliani Decides Against a Run for the Senate
Posted on 12/21/2009 7:09:57 PM PST by freespirited
Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for the Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Republicans briefed on his decision said Monday evening.
The decision by Mr. Giuliani, 65, leaves Senator Gillibrand who was appointed to her seat less than a year ago, has never run in a statewide election, and is still unfamiliar to many voters without a high-profile Republican opponent as she faces election to the seat.
As recently as a week ago, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Mr. Giuliani leading Ms. Gillibrand in a hypothetical matchup, 50 percent to 40 percent.
Mr. Giuliani, whose decision to forgo a race for governor was reported a month ago, plans to endorse Rick Lazio for governor of New York on Tuesday afternoon at a news conference in Manhattan, the Republicans said. Mr. Giulianis intentions were reported by The Daily News on its Web site Monday evening.
Many Republican leaders, sensing anger at Albany and incumbent politicians in general, had seen the former mayor as the strongest potential candidate for governor or for Senate in 2010. But party officials had begun agitating for him to declare his intentions as to the Senate race.
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I am not sure this is such a bad thing. I mean, isn’t our goal to rid the place of RINO’s, Pro-Choicers and Gun Grabbers? Isn’t there one Conservative in the House from New York that can beat this appointee? How about King?
Interestingly, Peter King’s ACU rating for 2008 was 50, falling from previous years in a steady pattern and is probably easily considered a moderate these days...magritte
I wasn’t sure. He seems to be a spokesperson on Fox a lot and he usually comes off fairly conservative. You folks would know best. Any other suggestions that can win?
And the circular firing squad cheers at the prospect of the vulnerable dem senator securing her lifetime position.
Actually, King’s 50 ACU rating helps in NY...it’s unlikely any conservative will be a U.S.Senator from NY in the near future...magritte
Punked out again. I knew it.
The three easiest way for a used car salesman to gain power
is to become a preacher, a politician or get a TV show.
Huck’s dead meat. No way he gets elected.
Too late. Another one did kill again.
He probably thinks he can run for POTUS in 2012.
(In his own mind.)
Since you’re in NY, can you name any Republicans who can defeat Gillibrand?
If you don’t want gun grabbers, you don’t want Pete King.
I'm not a Huck supporter either, as a Baptist. I'm ashamed to admit it, but the last time I voted for a born again Christian for president we got Jimmy Carter. I don't think he's tough enough.
Now if he was a Jesuit.......maybe so.
If he had the money, John Faso would make her nervous. He would need mucho bucks to overcome her $$$ advantages. In his favor is he’s run statewide and Gillibrand has low recognition.
IIRC, John Faso ran against the now disgraced Spitzer, and that Faso is relatively young and pleasant looking. Interesting. Gosh, I just hope someone with a good chance to win steps up to run and soon.
Thanks for replying.