Skip to comments.Donald Trump to New York GOP: I'll Run for Governor if We Skip Primary
Posted on 01/11/2014 4:32:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Donald Trump is ready to run for governor of New York if the state's Republicans will unify behind him, but state GOP Chairman Ed Cox says Trump should officially declare his candidacy if he's serious about seeking the state's top spot.
Trump told the New York Daily News, after a two-hour meeting with 50 Republicans in his office on Friday, that he is seeking full support of the party and wants no primary elections.
"You cant have primaries," said Trump. "You cant have all the wasted time and effort in doing that. You have to pick somebody and go to win. If that couldnt happen, I wouldnt do it."
Cox, though, said Trump should go through the process of running, like any other candidate.
"If Donald Trump is serious about running for governor, he should declare his candidacy, run and go through the process," Cox is already supporting Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's potential campaign, the Daily News reports.
Astorino has not yet officially decided to run, but his spokeswoman, Jessica Proud, said he would not step aside and allow Trump to run unopposed.
"We think it's great he's thinking of running," Proud said. "They both care deeply about the state and are both very concerned watching Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo manage its decline."
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Spoken like a true statist.
So he wants to be anointed?
What a freaking jackass he is.
Cuomo ran unopposed.
Say, let's appoint the fool CHANCELLOR and get it over with.
Isn’t it time for him to go back to being a Republican?
Isn’t it time for him to go back to being a Democrat?
Why didn’t Trump just run for NYC Mayor? Nobody’s going to vote for him outside NYC if he runs for Governor, especially up-staters who hate the city.
Mr. Trump again shows his incredible chutzpah and air of self importance that elevated him to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year.
At least he is being true to who he is.
“If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.” — Pat Paulsen, 1968.
No primary and David Dewhurst would be the junior senator from Texas.
Donald is 400% better than that Nazi prick Cuomo. That SOB Cuomo is sending out goons to confiscate weapons.
It's not uncommon...We're talking a party running a candidate. Happens all the time for various offices.
Politicians need the pomp to deceive voters plus they have the time for it. Business men don’t have that time.
Go Trump - knock Cuomo off his game of using NY as his ladder to the WH. He’s so smug, he’s repulsive.
Crapola- I can’t imagine what he would do but it would be fun and interesting to watch and see what he would do and SHOW what CAN be done while putting those liberals to shame.
I think he’d make NY a company/business paradise and that brings workers and boosts the economy for NY.
That should be said of obama ALONE. Not a hard working proven successful NY'er who is a legal citizen who has afforded jobs to many.
Notice the ‘know nothings’ are trashing a hard working successful NY’er and get blind when it comes to the freedom sucking ways of a liberal; namely Cuomo.
Donald Trump is no George Washington.
We're trashing his desire to gain political office without having to work for it.
Donald Trump is someone I take as NOT SERIOUS about 89% of the time. He has played the bait and switch game more often and more effectively that Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip.
It is the Smart way to go—Bring back the smoke filled back rooms—The Republicans chop each other up and give the Democrats an opportunty to destroy the best people they have in the Primary. lets follow Trumps advise here—why not? The old way hasn’t been working for us in a while.
So he wants to be anointed?
That was my first thought...what?...he wants to be anointed?
Trump is a jackass and just looking for publicity. He likes to say smack...but never actually does anything of importance.
Then of course, there’s that hair of his. How could anyone take him seriously when he’s so vain he thinks the stuff on top of his head makes him look good.
The Donald of NY would be The Arnold of CA.
You mean give the 'political dance and song'? So the liberal media can trash him and the clueless boob tube idiots will believe them. We had enough of that for years. He has worked harder than most and that's a given. Seems you think the rich don't work and the gov't gives them money like they do with scummy politicians, like Cuomo and his father, get and got. It's a family tradition, you know, as welfare is. Ask the clintons, both 'welfare' recipients all their adult life. Their work is to scam you.
I do not know why people would take Donald Trump seriously
Hey, conservaKate - tell us what is so good about Cuomo. Since you are so vain, it should be easy as it’s about all about hair for you.
Donald Trump: “Deem me baby”
Donald Trump: “Vote for Me without Reading My Platform, Nancy Pelosi would approve”
There’s alot you don’t know nor wish to learn either.
What I know or wish to know has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not the PT Trump Circus should be given the nomination without a primary. The whole idea is absurd.
Do you really think that primary voters should not have a say? Do you think rank-and-file voters would stick with a political party that appoints candidates in smoky back rooms?
and the only people who should vote for those candidates are the guys in the smoke filled back rooms
Actually, he didn't. On September 18, 2009, advisors to President Barack Obama informed Governor David Paterson that the President believed he should withdraw his 2010 gubernatorial candidacy, stepping aside for "popular Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
And then a business man upstate ran against him but the media ignored him - except the trash and twisting of truth they are known for. In the November 2, 2010, general election, Cuomo faced Republican Carl Paladino, a Buffalo-based businessman who had been heavily supported by the Tea Party movement. Cuomo won the election for Governor, winning 62% of the vote. Bottom line Cuomo is a bammy boy and can be controlled.
Running unopposed is not the same thing as forcing others not to run.
Trump should stick to his traveling circus
He’s already met with the Conservative Party, from what I understand.
New York law says that if more than one candidate gets at least 15 percent at the state convention, those candidates are on the primary ballot. Do you think that there might be 15 percent of New York Republicans and/or 15 percent of New York Conservatives who oppose Trump?
Is that where you are and the reason your vision is so clouded? This is in the Daily News. Trump told the New York Daily News... Cuomo's election was all arranged in the smokey room you speak of and Barry was pulling the strings.
How about sticking to the topic, debating the topic and knocking off the ad hominem attacks.
You aren't debating, you are saying nonsense and picking your topic of some smokey back room and then crying victim.
He’s been good for New York.
Trump might have a shot at Cuomo.
You sure seemed hooked on Pelosi tonight - she must be living in your head.
You would love the GOP to become a carbon copy of the Democrats. Do you really think that is the way things SHOULD be done?
I say, what is the point of that?
Just another reason I am glad I am not a Republican.
Paladino would have been an excellent governor. Too bad he’s not running again.
“You” us how you seem to start all of your posts, instead of staying on topic.
"I don't need no steenkin' voters... just give it to me for free"
Really, so Trump is a cheater and a known LIAR to his wife and family? Not true! Arnold’s fame was brought about by movie goers - the no nothings of the world who enjoyed being entertained by ‘acting’ and not doing. And they do what liberals do - LIE! Thus, your analogy is void. Try harder, trash Trump is sport for some as they entertain themselves. Each one trying to outdo the other.
The problem, of course, is that Trump knows that very few people think he would be an effective leader and not many would ever vote for him. So, these kinds of stunts (he also did this in 2012) allow him to toot his own horn without ever allowing the voters to express their opinion of him.
Trump is like a sick, needy puppy.
Thanks. Good info!
You mean like this?..that the President believed he should withdraw his 2010 gubernatorial candidacy, stepping aside for "popular Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Now who is Trump forcing not to run? Back up your words for once. Your track record stinks when it comes to that.
sounds like Trump wants to same thing as sleazy Dems... which is sleazy
I really think you should back up your words and stop with trashing anyone but liberals whom you side with much too much.
Just another reason I am glad I am not a Republican.
No one would argue with you about that!