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Donald Trump to New York GOP: I'll Run for Governor if We Skip Primary
NewsMax ^ | 01/11/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald

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 can’t have primaries," said Trump. "You can’t have all the wasted time and effort in doing that. You have to pick somebody and go to win. If that couldn’t happen, I wouldn’t 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."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; gop; governor; newyork
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1 posted on 01/11/2014 4:32:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Spoken like a true statist.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 4:33:22 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind

So he wants to be anointed?


3 posted on 01/11/2014 4:34:35 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

What a freaking jackass he is.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 4:36:35 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'd vote for Trump with no problem. People run unopposed all the time. He actually has the right idea. Don't waste the money.

Cuomo ran unopposed.

5 posted on 01/11/2014 4:37:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TomGuy
In other news, Trump tells Democrats he'll serve as governor if we skip elections.

Say, let's appoint the fool CHANCELLOR and get it over with.

6 posted on 01/11/2014 4:38:48 PM PST by stormhill
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t it time for him to go back to being a Republican?


7 posted on 01/11/2014 4:41:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t it time for him to go back to being a Democrat?


8 posted on 01/11/2014 4:41:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 4:45:27 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 4:54:17 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: SeekAndFind

“If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.” — Pat Paulsen, 1968.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 4:59:01 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Sacajaweau
He actually has the right idea. Don't waste the money.

No primary and David Dewhurst would be the junior senator from Texas.

12 posted on 01/11/2014 5:01:10 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SeekAndFind

Donald is 400% better than that Nazi prick Cuomo. That SOB Cuomo is sending out goons to confiscate weapons.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 5:02:56 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Sacajaweau
He actually has the right idea. Don't waste the money.

So, just let the party elites appoint someone. Saves time. Saves money. Saves injuries from voting machines.

Hey, if that is such a good idea for governorships, why not for presidents, too. And senators. And representatives.

Just let the party elites run things. They would like that. Why even bother with elections at all? Party elites from all parties could just put their selectees' names in a hat, draw one out, and that one gets the position.
14 posted on 01/11/2014 5:14:25 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
George Washington ran unopposed

It's not uncommon...We're talking a party running a candidate. Happens all the time for various offices.

15 posted on 01/11/2014 5:32:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Bump!

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.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 5:33:02 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: I_Like_Spam
incredible chutzpah and air of self importance

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.

17 posted on 01/11/2014 5:35:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: sergeantdave

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.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 5:38:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sacajaweau
George Washington ran unopposed

Donald Trump is no George Washington.

19 posted on 01/11/2014 5:40:01 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: presently no screen name
Notice the ‘know nothings’ are trashing a hard working successful NY’er...

We're trashing his desire to gain political office without having to work for it.

20 posted on 01/11/2014 5:41:52 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 5:44:13 PM PST by lee martell
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To: TomGuy

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.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 5:54:49 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TomGuy

So he wants to be anointed?
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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.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 6:13:29 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: conservaKate
It's not a dead possum! You're fired!


24 posted on 01/11/2014 6:20:40 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Donald of NY would be The Arnold of CA.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 6:42:16 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: DoodleDawg
without having to work for it.

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.

26 posted on 01/11/2014 6:47:01 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I do not know why people would take Donald Trump seriously


27 posted on 01/11/2014 6:48:59 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: conservaKate

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.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 6:49:22 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: conservaKate

Donald Trump: “Deem me baby”

Donald Trump: “Vote for Me without Reading My Platform, Nancy Pelosi would approve”


29 posted on 01/11/2014 6:49:56 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

There’s alot you don’t know nor wish to learn either.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 6:50:11 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
You sure spend a lot of time telling other people what they think and stuff. How about sticking to the topic, debating the topic and knocking off the ad hominem attacks.

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?

31 posted on 01/11/2014 6:55:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

and the only people who should vote for those candidates are the guys in the smoke filled back rooms


32 posted on 01/11/2014 6:56:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sacajaweau
Cuomo ran unopposed.

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.

33 posted on 01/11/2014 7:02:21 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sacajaweau

Running unopposed is not the same thing as forcing others not to run.

Trump should stick to his traveling circus


34 posted on 01/11/2014 7:09:44 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


35 posted on 01/11/2014 7:09:59 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: GeronL
smoky back rooms

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.

36 posted on 01/11/2014 7:10:22 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s been good for New York.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 7:10:32 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trump might have a shot at Cuomo.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 7:11:09 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: GeronL

You sure seemed hooked on Pelosi tonight - she must be living in your head.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 7:11:39 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

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.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 7:13:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: presently no screen name

Paladino would have been an excellent governor. Too bad he’s not running again.


41 posted on 01/11/2014 7:14:18 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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You sure seemed hooked on Pelosi tonight - she must be living in your head.

Ewwwww...

42 posted on 01/11/2014 7:14:54 PM PST by meyer (Who needs gas chambers when you have Obamacare?)
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To: presently no screen name

“You” us how you seem to start all of your posts, instead of staying on topic.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 7:14:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: conservaKate
DT Barnum & Bailey Circus

"I don't need no steenkin' voters... just give it to me for free"

44 posted on 01/11/2014 7:16:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Theodore R.

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.


45 posted on 01/11/2014 7:20:51 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind
Trump always finds a way to suggest that he would (obviously) be the best choice for high political office, but the screwed up system is preventing America from having the very best (him).

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.

46 posted on 01/11/2014 7:21:27 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: TBP

Thanks. Good info!


47 posted on 01/11/2014 7:22:47 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: GeronL
Running unopposed is not the same thing as forcing others not to run.

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.

48 posted on 01/11/2014 7:27:17 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

sounds like Trump wants to same thing as sleazy Dems... which is sleazy


49 posted on 01/11/2014 7:28:26 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
Do you really think that is the way things SHOULD be done?

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!

50 posted on 01/11/2014 7:31:45 PM PST by presently no screen name
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