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Rick Lazio drops out of governor's race
NY Post ^ | September 27, 2010 | CARL CAMPANILE

Posted on 09/27/2010 10:13:31 AM PDT by neverdem

Rick Lazio withdrew today from the Conservative Party line and dropped out of the governor’s race.

The former Long Island congressman, who lost to Carl Paladino in the GOP primary three weeks ago, made the announcement this afternoon, which coincides with the deadline for him to be nominated for a judgeship...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: lazio; paladino; seebreakingnews

1 posted on 09/27/2010 10:13:35 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

He dropped out of another race too maybe 2 years ago. I think?

Makes me wonder what he wants.


2 posted on 09/27/2010 10:14:35 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: neverdem

Time for Lisa, Charlie and Mike to follow his example.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 10:15:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: K-oneTexas

I don’t care what he wants. He dropped out. That’s all that matters.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 10:15:46 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: neverdem

I congratulate Lazio for doing the right thing.

GO PALADINO!!!


5 posted on 09/27/2010 10:16:30 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: neverdem

One can only hope the “straw boy” Tim Cahill will do the same in the MA governors race.

Particularly now that his campaign manager quit and the latest poll shows him losing more numbers while Baker is now in a statistical tie with Cadillac Deval.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 10:16:30 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: K-oneTexas

A little late, but this could put the race even between Paladino and the Mafia don. Murkowski in Alaska and Crist in Florida might take a cue from this, although in the latter case I think Crist hurts the Dems more than the GOP.


7 posted on 09/27/2010 10:17:10 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: K-oneTexas

He dropped out because he lost the primary. At least he has some class, unlike Murkowski and Castle.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 10:18:55 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: neverdem
The former Long Island congressman . . . made the announcement this afternoon, which coincides with the deadline for him to be nominated for a judgeship.

Key sentence. Somebody made an offer he couldn't refuse? Perhaps the Pubbies took a page from the Democratic playbook.

9 posted on 09/27/2010 10:23:19 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Time for Lisa, Charlie and Mike to follow his example.

Nope. Charlie's splitting the liberal/moderate vote in FL. Same with Lisa in AK.

If you're talking about Mike Castle, he hasn't decided on a write-in campaign...he would likely do the same.

10 posted on 09/27/2010 10:23:47 AM PDT by Chunga (The Democratic Party Is A Criminal Enterprise)
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To: K-oneTexas

He wants the republicans to win the governor’s office, and since he lost the republican primary, there was no point in him keeping the conservative line on the ticket — he would just take votes from the republican.

By dropping out, the conservatives can nominate Paladino to take his place. This is a good thing he is doing here.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 10:29:45 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
Lazio drops out of NY governor's race, helping GOP

FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

12 posted on 09/27/2010 10:31:39 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Oatka

It doesn’t say what kind of judgeship (state or federal) but would either Paterson or Obama nominate him ? A local judgeship on Long Island might make more sense since those counties usually are more Republican. Who’d be doing the nominating?

That notwithstanding, it was an overall good move, and shows he’s not petty and vindictive like Murkkowski and, possibly, Castle. Crist is another story altogether.


13 posted on 09/27/2010 10:34:27 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: neverdem

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 09/27/2010 10:48:12 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually a new poll shows the rino’s are taking votes from the Dim!!!


15 posted on 09/27/2010 10:49:38 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Mr. K; AbolishCSEU; AFPhys; BCEagles; bluerose; Dr. Scarpetta; fhayek; firebrand; frithguild; ...

Please contact me if you’re interested in being added on or taken off the Carl Paladino for Governor ping list. This looks to be a fairly high volume ping list for a while, probably until the election.

I hear that Paladino and the Conservative Party had a falling out which is why they didn't endorse him. If they don't endorse him now, their days are numbered.

16 posted on 09/27/2010 10:51:04 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: neverdem

Showing good judgement now, Rick, you should run against Schumer.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 11:12:58 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doug Hoffman also needs to follow his example.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 12:05:14 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: neverdem
Biff Cuomo


19 posted on 09/27/2010 12:11:52 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 09/27/2010 7:57:43 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem

They still need to take care of the different Lt. Governor candidates running with Paladino.


21 posted on 09/27/2010 9:55:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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