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Kudlow '80 Or 90 Precent' Likely To Challenge Schumer
NY Daily News ^ | 02/05/10 | Elizabeth Benjamin

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: chuckschumer; larrykudlow; newyork; nysenator
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Wow. Schumer must be freakin out.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 5:17:18 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited; Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama
But Kudlow's not conservative enough! [wail]
2 posted on 02/10/2010 5:18:47 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

AnYBODY would be better than CHUCKY!


3 posted on 02/10/2010 5:19:38 PM PST by princess leah (1)
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To: 1rudeboy

He’s conservative enough. He isn’t afraid to defend free enterprise and liberty.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 5:20:15 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: freespirited

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.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 5:20:55 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: 1rudeboy

He’s not.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 5:21:03 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: freespirited
80 or 90 percent of the people in New York are going to challenge Schumer? That's like 20 million people!

That ballot is going to be HUGE.
7 posted on 02/10/2010 5:21:30 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Oldexpat
He isn’t afraid to defend free enterprise and liberty.

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.

8 posted on 02/10/2010 5:22:00 PM PST by jersey117
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To: freespirited

Yes! We need you, Larry!


9 posted on 02/10/2010 5:23:01 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: freespirited
If the time was ever ripe to get rid of Chucky-the-Smoot now is it. Go 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...

10 posted on 02/10/2010 5:23:12 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: Oldexpat

I’m just having a little fun at FR’s True Conservatives™ expense. Laugh a little, they’re out there.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 5:23:14 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: freespirited

That would be a very smart move by the NY voters... So it won’t happen in a bizzillion years.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 5:23:30 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Blue Highway

Nope, no difference at all between Kudlow and Schumer. Not that I can see. /s


13 posted on 02/10/2010 5:24:32 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: freespirited

http://www.draftkudlow.com

Just sayin’.

I think we teapartiers know how to raise money and finance a revolution.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 5:24:42 PM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: freespirited
I don't particularly care for Ludlow, but he is far, far better than the psycho, nut case, smirking, egomaniac Schummer
15 posted on 02/10/2010 5:25:24 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: freespirited

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.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 5:26:33 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: 1rudeboy
But Kudlow's not conservative enough![wail]

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.

17 posted on 02/10/2010 5:26:58 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: 1rudeboy
Yeah. These peeps don't see a difference either. /s

from: DRAFT LARRY KUDLOW FOR NEW YORK

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.

contact: info@draftkudlow.com

18 posted on 02/10/2010 5:29:31 PM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: Brilliant

On the other hand, I never thought Massachusetts voters would ever be smart enough to not vote for a Democrat either.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 5:30:52 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: SamuraiScot

Define “open-borders.”


20 posted on 02/10/2010 5:31:16 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: CincyRichieRich
Something like illustrating absurdity with absurdity, eh.

We have to focus on getting the best conservative we can get in each jurisdiction, measured against what we can get in each jurisdiction. Then the pieces will start coming together and, once a majority is reached, then we can support the more conservative members for positions of congressional leadership. But those people can't be Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and so on unless and until we get a majority, the best way we can!

21 posted on 02/10/2010 5:33:01 PM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: freespirited

Gawd, Larry I luv ya. Please don’t do this, your heart and tennis game will suffer. Find someone of the younger persuasion who you can push into the winners circle.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 5:34:46 PM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Blue Highway
He’s not.
LOL! Kudlow not conservative enough - post of the year so far.
23 posted on 02/10/2010 5:35:00 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I think he is pro-life as well. I know he appears in a pro-life infomercial, that concentrates on the negative, economic impact abortion has on the nation.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 5:42:09 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade (Read My Palm: No More Socialism - Palin 2012)
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To: freespirited

Earlier talk of Kudlow running for President made no sense. But this does make sense. And as an economics “expert” he can take on Chuckie Schumer where it counts.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 5:42:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: freespirited

I believe Martha outspent Scott Brown around 4-1 and still lost. It aint going to be about commercials in Nov. Schmuckie.

Pray for America’s Freedom


26 posted on 02/10/2010 5:46:15 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama

Looks like the anti-Kudlow crew is off tonight. DC is snowed-in, and a lot of Dem offices are closed.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 5:48:29 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: freespirited

I’m lucky enough to be able to listen to Larry every Saturday on the internet at

wabcradio.com

For NY he would be the best candidate.

Very optimistic about America and FREEDOM.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 5:56:29 PM PST by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; Clemenza; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; darkangel82; ...

*ping*


29 posted on 02/10/2010 5:59:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: jdfromny
Very optimistic about America and FREEDOM.

And Larry would draft tax policy that we haven't seen since (G_d Rest their Souls) Kemp / Roth.

We need this financial dynamo in the Senate, this could be a once in a life time deal if Sarah get in, Just like Kemp / Roth and Reagan. Yes I know this stuff is supposed to orginate in the House, but having him in the Senate wouldn't hurt.

30 posted on 02/10/2010 6:00:12 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: freespirited

I don’t care if Kudlow becomes the worse Senator, taking out the worse Senator, Schumer, is a step in the right direction.


31 posted on 02/10/2010 6:06:58 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Define “open-borders.”

No limits on immigration. Let anyone come in who wants to. Declare legal those who are here illegally.

Those are the views I've heard him expound on his radio show.

32 posted on 02/10/2010 6:08:57 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot

[citation needed]


33 posted on 02/10/2010 6:09:38 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

No one is conservative enough here!


34 posted on 02/10/2010 6:11:45 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: freespirited

Thanks for posting. You don’t have to excerpt the NY Daily News.


35 posted on 02/10/2010 6:14:17 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: 1rudeboy
[citation needed]

WABC radio (Saturdays).

CNBC television (every weekday).

He's not shy about his views—the ones I agree with, and the others. Enjoy.

36 posted on 02/10/2010 6:14:30 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: BunnySlippers

“No one is conservative enough here!”

LOL...that’s our job - to pull ‘em right! :)


37 posted on 02/10/2010 6:19:59 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SamuraiScot

Sorry, I heard him argue in favor of more legal immigration . . . but “no limits on immigration? Let anyone come in who wants to?” I call BS.


38 posted on 02/10/2010 6:20:56 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Kudlow did say let them go to the back of the line.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 6:22:39 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: AGreatPer

That’s not “open-borders,” is it?


40 posted on 02/10/2010 6:24:08 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SeattleBruce

Contrast that with Sarah ... who says that we should not apply a test for conservatives.

So Sarah Palin does not agree with you.


41 posted on 02/10/2010 6:27:11 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 1rudeboy
The way I read Kudlow's tone was that there isn't a heck of a lot we can do about it now.

Now I completely disagree with that. But I'm a hard a$$.
I will never change my mind. I want all illegals, no matter what flavor, to be thrown out of this country. Period.

42 posted on 02/10/2010 6:28:07 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: AGreatPer
I want all illegals, no matter what flavor, to be thrown out of this country. Period.

That's great. Our country needs more people like you, and fewer people who muddy the water--such as those who claim someone is in favor of "open borders" when it's probably (still giving the benefit of the doubt) not true.

43 posted on 02/10/2010 6:33:17 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

He’s also a columnist & blogger for National Review. I don’t agree with him on every economic forecast, but even if he is ‘open-border’ (I don’t remember) he would only be representing the opinion of his Wall Street constituents. I don’t think enough FReepers realize that “not conservative enough” was a joke...


44 posted on 02/10/2010 6:51:08 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was witchcraft. Today, it's golf.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Kudlow supports Amnesty. Just fyi


45 posted on 02/10/2010 6:54:16 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.handsoffliberty.com)
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To: HonestConservative
It would be great if someone knew what Kudlow favors.
46 posted on 02/10/2010 6:58:13 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: neverdem

Start spreading the news...


47 posted on 02/10/2010 7:03:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: 1rudeboy

I listen to his show on Saturday. He is a supply sider. He is just soft on illegal immigration. If it were not for that I could like the guy.


48 posted on 02/10/2010 7:28:29 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.handsoffliberty.com)
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To: HonestConservative
Oh, I understand that he favored Bush's immigration reform and all that . . . he's not Tom Tancredo (I don't mean that to disparage either one of them).

I'm more afraid of the people who took Lou Dobbs' side (and believed Dobbs) when Dobbs and Kudlow were butting heads . . . Dobbs was misrepresenting Kudlow's position at the time, and when Dobbs came out of the closet in favor of "amnesty" himself (I have to use the word in quotations because it means different things to different people), he proved himself to be a charlatan.

49 posted on 02/10/2010 7:33:51 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: freespirited

A Lefty replacing a Lefty. If the Democrat wins in November I guess it is better to have the one with less seniority.


50 posted on 02/10/2010 7:43:11 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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