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Giuliani Decides Against a Run for the Senate
NY Slimes ^ | 12/21/09 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER

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. Giuliani’s 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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2010; kirstengillebrand; ny2010; nygop; rino; rudy; rudyguiliani
Back to the drawing board ...
1 posted on 12/21/2009 7:09:57 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited
Ain't gonna run for the Senate, ain't gonna run for governor. Guess that fire in the belly has fizzled out. See ya 'round, Rudy.
2 posted on 12/21/2009 7:12:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: freespirited

Dart board.


3 posted on 12/21/2009 7:13:22 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: hinckley buzzard

yeah really - no more Rudy. Go away and take Newt with you and Huckabee. Maybe Pataki will run.


4 posted on 12/21/2009 7:14:09 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: freespirited

>> Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for the Senate
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>> Mr. Giuliani ... plans to endorse Rick Lazio for governor

Somebody, please wake me up.


5 posted on 12/21/2009 7:14:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

OMG...........even the blind guy can win again now.


6 posted on 12/21/2009 7:16:32 PM PST by tioga
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To: freespirited

Nice slink. Or should I say slither.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 7:16:45 PM PST by stormer
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To: hinckley buzzard

G had prostrate cancer. Though in remission, stress and excitement can lower body immunity and the cancer can re emerge. Look what happen to GWB press secretary Snow. G made a wise choice. A quiet life will insure his longevity. He already served his moment in history. Time for new and younger blood to take his mantle.


8 posted on 12/21/2009 7:21:45 PM PST by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Frantzie

I know Huck has many detractors, especially here, but he gave one helluva speech in Nebraska last night. It was, if I may say so, presidential. If he can live up to the speech’s promise and round it out with deeds he can be a formidable candidate. As for Rud. He’s always been a bully. He doesn’t go into fights unless he’s sure of the win. His presidential run was merely an exercise in ego gratification.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 7:23:00 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: freespirited

NY has just received an early Christmas present. Good riddance to Mr (or Miss?) noun+verb=9/11.


10 posted on 12/21/2009 7:24:54 PM PST by ActrFshr
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To: xkaydet65

Huck has been “Hortonized” by the recent murder committed by one of the gazillion felons he pardoned while Governor.

This nation will never, never, never elect a Baptist Preacher President of the United States.


11 posted on 12/21/2009 7:26:40 PM PST by no dems (Sarah Palin has more experience than B. Hussein Obama had.)
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To: freespirited

I for one am overjoyed at this news. Rudy G. is the worse of the worst, and was not trusted by New Yorkers before 911 put him on a national stage. No more be said, just good news, and don’t let the door hit your RINO behind on the way out.


12 posted on 12/21/2009 7:29:02 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: xkaydet65
If he can live up to the speech’s promise and round it out with deeds he can be a formidable candidate.

Yea, he's gonna be great as long as no other murderers he pardoned kill anyone else in the next couple of years.

13 posted on 12/21/2009 7:29:58 PM PST by ProudGOP
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To: freespirited

When/if the GOP retakes the White House, Rudy’s holding out for a soft landing spot. Being a Senator would actually mean work.


14 posted on 12/21/2009 7:32:46 PM PST by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: no dems

While I’m not a Huck supporter, as a Catholic,I have no problem with Huck’s clerical calling.


15 posted on 12/21/2009 7:32:46 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

Well, he’s a good speaker, but we’ve already got one of those in the WH, thank you. The Huckster is a RINO.


16 posted on 12/21/2009 7:33:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: xkaydet65

Well, he’s a good speaker, but we’ve already got one of those in the WH, thank you. The Huckster is a RINO.


17 posted on 12/21/2009 7:34:25 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: freespirited

Oh, good.

Rudy can run for president again in 2012!

** ducking **


18 posted on 12/21/2009 7:35:39 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: xkaydet65

If Huckapoo or McRomney are the 2012 GOP candidates for POTUS, Obama wins by a landslide.


19 posted on 12/21/2009 7:38:16 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: mquinn

RINO Rudy could have easily won the NY Senate seat next year for the GOP, but he is definitely NOT a conservative. Maybe his health is still a problem? I wont miss him at all.


20 posted on 12/21/2009 7:38:30 PM PST by mono
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To: freespirited

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?


21 posted on 12/21/2009 7:53:54 PM PST by kempster
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To: xkaydet65

No.


22 posted on 12/21/2009 7:56:28 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: freespirited; donna
This ..-hole is responsible for Hillary's success in 2000. He pulled out in the NY Senate campaign and then had the nerve to try to run for president against her.
23 posted on 12/21/2009 7:57:29 PM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: JohnLongIsland

Yes.


24 posted on 12/21/2009 7:57:47 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: kempster

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


25 posted on 12/21/2009 7:58:53 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: 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?


26 posted on 12/21/2009 8:06:22 PM PST by kempster
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To: freespirited

And the circular firing squad cheers at the prospect of the vulnerable dem senator securing her lifetime position.


27 posted on 12/21/2009 8:09:54 PM PST by tlb
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To: kempster

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


28 posted on 12/21/2009 8:11:17 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: freespirited

Punked out again. I knew it.


29 posted on 12/21/2009 8:50:10 PM PST by packrat35 (Ron Paul is a turd!)
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To: xkaydet65

The three easiest way for a used car salesman to gain power
is to become a preacher, a politician or get a TV show.


30 posted on 12/21/2009 8:50:49 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: xkaydet65

Huck’s dead meat. No way he gets elected.


31 posted on 12/21/2009 8:51:23 PM PST by packrat35 (Ron Paul is a turd!)
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To: ProudGOP

Too late. Another one did kill again.


32 posted on 12/21/2009 8:52:21 PM PST by packrat35 (Ron Paul is a turd!)
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To: freespirited

He probably thinks he can run for POTUS in 2012.

(In his own mind.)


33 posted on 12/21/2009 9:12:08 PM PST by right way right
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To: xkaydet65
I wouldn't want to see Huck run for POTUS, but he'd be valuable in either the Congress or the Senate...
34 posted on 12/21/2009 9:29:04 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: freespirited

He’s useless.


35 posted on 12/21/2009 10:01:15 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: xkaydet65

Since you’re in NY, can you name any Republicans who can defeat Gillibrand?


36 posted on 12/21/2009 10:09:57 PM PST by onyx
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To: kempster

If you don’t want gun grabbers, you don’t want Pete King.


37 posted on 12/21/2009 10:12:03 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: xkaydet65
While I’m not a Huck supporter, as a Catholic,I have no problem with Huck’s clerical calling.

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.

38 posted on 12/22/2009 5:12:05 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: onyx

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.


39 posted on 12/22/2009 11:13:30 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

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.


40 posted on 12/22/2009 11:31:34 AM PST by onyx
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To: Retired COB

Remember, the last Jesuit was Bob Drinan from Mass. Who made Teddy look centrist.


41 posted on 12/22/2009 2:08:24 PM PST by xkaydet65
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