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(Susan) Molinari Ponders Senate Bid (NY)
National Journal ^

Posted on 01/07/2010 1:31:39 PM PST by Gunder

Former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) is mulling a run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) this year, the Staten Island Advance reports.

Molinari "said she is being urged to run by her father, former Congressman and Borough President Guy Molinari, and by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, both of whom called her yesterday."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: gillibrand; molinari; no; ny2010; ugh

1 posted on 01/07/2010 1:31:43 PM PST by Gunder
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To: Gunder

RINO


2 posted on 01/07/2010 1:32:29 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Gunder

Good grief. Are there ANY DAMN conservatives in NY??


3 posted on 01/07/2010 1:34:42 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Gunder

4 posted on 01/07/2010 1:35:05 PM PST by Rodebrecht (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I object to RINO in red states, I reject RINOs in purple states but in deep blue states....give ‘em hell RINO Lady


5 posted on 01/07/2010 1:35:32 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Momma beats Obama in 2012, you betcha)
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To: pissant

Bob Dole’s keynoter RINO.

Yesterday’s news; what happened to her TV career?


6 posted on 01/07/2010 1:36:49 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: pissant
Good grief. Are there ANY DAMN conservatives in NY??

There are about 11 and they all post on FR.

7 posted on 01/07/2010 1:36:56 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Momma beats Obama in 2012, you betcha)
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To: NeoCaveman

I think that on defense and economic issues she’d be fine.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 1:37:23 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Gunder

She should run for “The woman with the biggest calves” instead of public office.


9 posted on 01/07/2010 1:37:25 PM PST by paddles
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To: Gunder

Isn’t that going backwards?


10 posted on 01/07/2010 1:38:15 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gunder

Didn’t she and her congressman husband drop off the face of the earth a decade ago? What was that all about? Seems to me that even the NY GOP (gag) can do better than this.


11 posted on 01/07/2010 1:38:58 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: Gunder

My first response was no, but it would take a modern miracle to get a real conservative elected in NY. There just aren’t any that would have a shot at winning this race. Rudy would have been better because he could have brought some firepower on a lot of our key issues, but he’s not a conservative on a bunch of other issues and may end up pissing us off when voted with the Dems on guns and social issues.

Susan was a pretty good Rep and could actually give Gillibrand a run for her money. Interesting development.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 1:39:43 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

The debates would be fun. Gillibrand is an obvious lightweight. Say what you will about Molinari, she’s tough.


13 posted on 01/07/2010 1:41:14 PM PST by Gunder
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To: pissant
Good grief. Are there ANY DAMN conservatives in NY??

Lots!!!!

we are outnumbered of course but considering NYS population numbers, there are millions of us here.... ...but the RINOs, Progressive Commies, regular Dhimmicrats, are, unfortunately, the Majority.

14 posted on 01/07/2010 1:42:15 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Stingray51

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Rep Peter King MUST be the Republican nominee for the NY Senate seat. There’s no guarantee that Gillibrand won’t be challenged in the primary. Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford is reportedly considering running, and IMO, King is the ONLY Republican who beats all Democrat comers. Not Molinari, not Lazio, just King.

Unless of course Bill Clinton jumps in. (Don’t laugh!)


15 posted on 01/07/2010 1:44:45 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: Gunder

Too liberal.


16 posted on 01/07/2010 1:46:33 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Gunder

Too liberal.


17 posted on 01/07/2010 1:48:39 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Gunder

Ms. RINO


18 posted on 01/07/2010 1:50:02 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Gunder

Please no.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 1:50:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Gunder
Somehow I'd gotten the impression that Rudy was promoting Rick Lazio. Maybe that was for the governor's race.

In any case, it would take a miracle to get a true conservative .... like James L. Buckley .... elected Senator from New York.

20 posted on 01/07/2010 1:50:51 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Col Frank Slade

Yeah - that’s what I remember....


21 posted on 01/07/2010 1:53:35 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Mobties

And remember, Buckley’s percentage was only in the high 30s. He was blessed with a quite strong liberal GOP opponent (appointed incumbent, after Bobby Kebbedy was killed) as well as a Dem, who split the vote relatively evenly.


22 posted on 01/07/2010 2:01:02 PM PST by BohDaThone
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To: Mobties

And remember, Buckley’s percentage was only in the high 30s. He was blessed with a quite strong liberal GOP opponent (appointed incumbent, after Bobby Kebbedy was killed) as well as a Dem, who split the vote relatively evenly.


23 posted on 01/07/2010 2:01:39 PM PST by BohDaThone
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To: Gunder

Just what New York [and the U.S.] need. Another PROFESSIONAL politician running for yet another political office.


24 posted on 01/07/2010 2:05:56 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Gunder
Are you RINO-busters aware that Obama won 62.2% of the vote in New York in 2008? Get your minds about that number, people. The GOP cannot have Jim DeMint as Senator in every State, and certainly not New York.

Susan Molinari is conservative enough that the MSM threw a hissy fit when she got job with CBS. Remember?

If the MSM hates her, she's all right by me, especially in ultra-blue New York.

25 posted on 01/07/2010 2:06:47 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: cumbo78

I agree 100%. King is good on a lot of key issues, including being strongly pro-life. And he can win.

Molinari comes from the Staten Island machine and it’s hard to imagine that she wouldn’t be dragged through the gutter with guilt-by-association (such as involving her successor, the disgraced Vito Fossello, other Staten Island scandals or her husband - google him for all the nasty and likely untrue things said about him).


26 posted on 01/07/2010 2:17:28 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: Col Frank Slade

I guess the NRSC would support her and not Brown in Mass. figures


27 posted on 01/07/2010 2:17:31 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Gunder

One of three of the Liberal Trio or RINOCRAT at the 1996 GOP Convention. Four I guess if you count Libby Oprah. There was Suzzie, Christie and Little Bobby Dole Says.


28 posted on 01/07/2010 2:28:18 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: ilgipper
Susan was a pretty good Rep and could actually give Gillibrand a run for her money. Interesting development.

Freepers in the actually-free part of the country should realize that conservatives are hard to come by in New York. And, yes, I know that I could move to South Carolina (it'd be my first choice). But family reasons and sentimentality keep me here and I would take Molinari over Gillibrand in the proverbial New York minute.

29 posted on 01/07/2010 4:57:42 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Gunder

Lazio’s running for Gov against, probably, Cuomo - who will beat Patterson in the Dem primary. Interestingly, Patterson sounds more like a Republican now than some Republican Govs.

Susan is EASILY conservative enough for blue NY, but may not be highly regarded enough upstate to get elected. Rudy would have been the perfect candidate, and would have won handily, but it wasn’t to be and he’ll be working to get others elected.

This is well said:

“I object to RINO in red states, I reject RINOs in purple states but in deep blue states....give ‘em hell RINO Lady”


30 posted on 01/07/2010 10:24:42 PM PST by StatenIsland (If we insist that 99 1/2 wonÂ’t do, gotta have a hundred, we will again wind up with zero.)
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