Skip to comments.Mortimer Zuckerman announces he will not run for the Senate
Posted on 03/02/2010 5:58:21 PM PST by AlanD
The field in the battle for a New York Senate seat became a little clearer Tuesday when Mortimer B. Zuckerman announced he would not join the race.
Mr. Zuckerman, chairman and publisher of the Daily News, said personal and professional reasons were behind his decision not to challenge Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
"I was encouraged by many major political figures in New York to look closely at running for Senate," Mr. Zuckerman said.
"However, at this time, it is very difficult to see how I can devote the necessary time to either a campaign, or to working in Washington, if I were to win."
Mr. Zuckerman pointed out that he has a young family, which is the most important focus in his life.
In addition, he has assumed the position of CEO of Boston Properties Inc., the real estate company he co-founded with Ed Linde, who recently passed away.
"Ed and I were partners for more than 45 years, and with him no longer a part of our company, I owe it to all the loyal people who have worked with me for so many years to contribute to our continuing success," he said.
Mr. Zuckerman added that he had been extremely flattered that a possible run for Senate had brought widespread, bipartisan support from many corners of the state.
"I believe that there is a great deal that needs to be achieved in Washington, not only on behalf of the people of New York, but in trying to break some of the paralyzing deadlock that has gripped the political decision-making process," he said.
"However, it demands unhindered attention, which I am unable to give at this time."
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Amazingly, Zuckerman has a young daughter and he refuses to identify who her mother is.
Maybe Alphonse D'Amato could be coaxed to run for it??
I wonder if Harold Ford changes his mind and runs now. If he does I hope he is pounded flat.
Sounds like the fix is in for Gillebrand.
Harold Ford could probably run as a Republican and win the seat.
Which totally SUCKS for New York.
OK - for those of us that don’t follow NY all that closely - who then is the likely Rep candidate?
The filing deadline isn’t until June . .
Pataki hasn’t officially declined to run. Giuliani and Peter King have. I suppose they can change their minds.
I think it’s funny how most of the media/pundit class must look into the mirror every morning and see an elected office holder.
It’s like a sportswriter that believes they are worthy of being the head coach.
Wait, I have the ideal Republican candidate for Senator from New York. Why didn’t I think of it?
Donald Trump for United States Senate!
Let’s sign a petition . . we can do this!
Thanks - I hope one of them jumps in and makes a battle for the seat
“Sounds like the fix is in for Gillebrand.”
Is she White...yea, she is...I agree, the fix is in, the Dems certainly don’t want any blacks running for high office.
Except being a Senator takes no real ability whatsoever, while being a coach usually does.
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