Skip to comments.Kudlow '80 Or 90 Precent' Likely To Challenge Schumer
Posted on 02/10/2010 5:17:18 PM PST by freespirited
So says John Lakian, a longtime friend of the supply-side economist and TV host who just signed on as the finance chair of the group trying to draft him into the race against New York's senior senator.
Lakian, a Wall Street financier and two-time unsuccessful candidate (for governor and US Senate) in Massachusetts, said he spoke last week with Kudlow and did not get a feeling from him about a timeline for a decision.
But Lakian doesn't believe there's any rush - even in the face of the $19.3 million war chest on which Schumer is sitting.
"It really is an overwhelming amount of cash," Lakian acknowledged. "But if he picks up a rival like Larry Kudlow...Larry is a very, very well respected economist. He's very popular on Wall Street, very popular from the standpoint of the economic ideology that he believes in, and he would be able to garner very substantial amounts of money very quickly."
"Would he be able to equal Schumer? Of course not. Schumer had a head start, and you can only raise so much, so fast. On the other hand, now corporations can do independent expenditures at a substantial level. I think a lot of corporations in this country - both small and big - would be doing independent expenditures for Larry Kudlow."
Lakian said he doesn't see any reason for Kudlow to give up his show and the national platform it provides until the very last moment before he announces his candidacy - assuming he runs at all - perhaps even as late as April.
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AnYBODY would be better than CHUCKY!
He’s conservative enough. He isn’t afraid to defend free enterprise and liberty.
I like Larry Kuddlow and really hope he wins, but I’m doubtful that a guy who used to be Jewish can beat a guy who is Jewish in New York. I just don’t see it happening.
He's actually been one of the few to do so. And he does an extremely good job. I say give him Geitner's job.
Yes! We need you, Larry!
I remember how sweet it was to see Dash-Hole go down in flames. But Schumer? One doesn't want to hope too hard...
I’m just having a little fun at FR’s True Conservatives expense. Laugh a little, they’re out there.
That would be a very smart move by the NY voters... So it won’t happen in a bizzillion years.
Nope, no difference at all between Kudlow and Schumer. Not that I can see. /s
I think we teapartiers know how to raise money and finance a revolution.
This is an attempt to preempt the, “he’s a rino and not conservative enough” crowd. OK, would you rather have Schumer again???
At least Kudlow is a fiscal conservative.
We need a complete puzzle, not just one piece that is perfect.
Being an open-borders enthusiast is a big minus. But he's great on economics, and understands the effect of legislation, which is a tremendous combination. Also pro-life, pro right-to-work, and serious about defense. He would be a huge net improvement over the NYS status quo.
Many New Yorkers agree: it would be difficult to find a federal legislator as bad as US Senator Chuck Schumer. Schumer is personally responsible for much of the bad policy that led to the economic melt down of the United States. He stands firmly in favor of health care reform that is bad for New Yorkers. He supports a tax on banks that is poison for the Empire State. And now, petty bully Schumer is muscling members of his own party, pretending only he may decide who can and cannot run against his hand puppet, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Until Scott Brown was elected to the US Senate by the growing group of independents in normally loopy liberal Massachusetts, nobody thought it was possible to beat Schumer. Now the game has changed.
There is one potential candidate to oppose Schumer, whose campaign coffers already contain more than $30 million. New York Tea Party leaders are talking up the potential candidacy of CNBC commentator and former Reagan advisor Larry Kudlow. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Kudlow also worked for New York's legendary Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. As one of the architects of the Reagan tax-cuts that sparked one of the greatest economic booms in modern times, he is recognized as a leading anti-tax supply side economist. The thoughtful, well-spoken and original analyst is one of the most effective debaters on the Right.
New York deserves a better Senator than Chuck Schumer - far, far better. Help us convince Larry Kudlow to enter the Senate race; please enter your information here to join the Draft Kudlow Committee.
Let's deliver Chuck Schumer his own Scott Brown. Nobody deserves it more.
On the other hand, I never thought Massachusetts voters would ever be smart enough to not vote for a Democrat either.