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  • GOP declares victory in final New York Senate race

    12/19/2012 10:40:25 PM PST · by Arthurio · 1 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge on Monday gave a long disputed victory to a Republican in an upstate Senate race, strengthening a bipartisan coalition that will run the chamber beginning Jan. 1. The decision in the 46th district, pending an appeal, gives Republicans a working majority of 32 votes, including Democratic Sen.-elect Simcha Felder. The Brooklyn Democrat has said he will vote with the GOP.
  • Republicans retake control of state Senate (New York)

    12/04/2010 5:56:30 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Freeman ^ | 12/4/10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY — The state Senate will return to Republican control in January. A judge on Saturday certified a result that showed a Long Island Republican won a key seat in the Nov. 2 election, meaning the GOP will have at least a 32-30 edge over Democrats when the Senate’s new session starts next month. (A pending recount in Westchester County could give the GOP a 33-29 majority.) The result gives Republicans their only power base in a state where Democrats hold the Assembly and the three statewide offices: governor, comptroller and attorney general. The final tally in the Long Island...
  • What on Earth Happened to the New York GOP?

    09/19/2010 7:58:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    What on Earth Happened to the New York GOP? A dozen years ago Republicans dominated state politics. It doesn't appear they'll be a factor this fall. SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 By JOHN FUND New York Almost every state in the nation features a competitive race for governor or the Senate this fall. But not New York. Though Republicans are running for governor and both U.S. Senate seats—one to fill Hillary Clinton's unexpired term—polls show none have much of a chance of winning. A dozen years ago, Republicans held a majority of New York's statewide elected offices and controlled the state Senate....
  • A Fiery Unknown Ruffles New York’s G.O.P.

    09/12/2010 7:57:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 116 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Inside an Elks' lodge here in the heart of middle-class Long Island, a crowd of 150 Tea Party members erupted into thunderous applause over the weekend when Carl P. Paladino, the resurgent Republican candidate for governor, outlined his plan to tame New York’s entrenched political class. “I’m taking a baseball bat to Albany with me,” he told them, setting off shouts of “God bless you!” and “Go get ’em!” But on the eve of the Republican primary, members of the state’s anxious party establishment... --snip-- “If Carl Paladino wins this thing, it will cause severe damage —...
  • The Unrepentant Republican Party

    08/27/2010 12:28:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Americant Thinker ^ | August 26, 2010 | Sam Foster
    English novelist George Eliot once penned the following: "Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress." Albert Einstein famously quipped, "insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  There are more than a few famous quotes on the destructive nature inherent in the repetition of foolish behavior. What is to be said for the way in which the Republican Party is actively pursuing a repeat of last November's special election for NY's 23rd Congressional District? If you were outraged at Dede Scozzafava, wait until you see their latest candidate, Matt Doheny. It...
  • NY Republicans choose Lazio as governor candidate

    06/02/2010 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Republicans have chosen former Congressman Rick Lazio (LAH'-zee-oh) as their candidate for governor. The party endorsed the Long Islander on Wednesday at its convention in New York City.
  • Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Announces Plan to Repeal Health Care Law

    04/14/2010 4:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 733+ views
    fox ^ | 4/15/10 | staff
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday the creation of a national organization that will work to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul, which he called a "horrific" and costly bungle. Pataki said his nonprofit group, Revere America, will develop a grassroots network and highlight national opposition to the health care law, which he believes will impose a $500 billion burden on U.S. taxpayers and tighten government control of the health care system
  • New York Senate: Gillibrand 40%, Generic Republican 39%

    04/13/2010 2:17:34 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 19 replies · 500+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 13, 2010
    New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand remains in a vulnerable position in her bid for a full Senate term in New York even though no viable Republican running against her. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the Empire State finds Gillibrand earning just 40% support, while an unnamed generic Republican candidate picks up 39%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 14% are undecided.
  • 69% in New York Say State Better Off If Most Legislators Not Reelected

    04/04/2010 4:16:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 622+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 02, 2010 | NA
    New York voters apparently are fed up with their state legislators. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New York voters finds that 69% think it would be better if most incumbents in the state legislature were defeated this November. Just 12% say it would be better for the state if most of the incumbents were reelected. Another 18% aren’t sure. As the legislature continues to wrangle with the governor over the state’s sizable budget deficit, 80% of male voters think New York would be better off if most incumbents were defeated, a view shared by just 61% of women...
  • NY GOP seeks pot-smoking, hippy socialist for Senator.

    04/03/2010 8:26:09 AM PDT · by dangus · 36 replies · 961+ views
    vanity ^ | 3-3-10 | Dangus
    It sounds like a joke to say that isn't not fair to call William the Red a "pot-smoking, hippy"... to hippies. But it's not. Many hippies actually distrust Big Government/Big Fascism, bearing an oft-forgotten libertarian streak. But former Massachusetts Governor William the Red loves Big Fascism. How outrageously leftist is Weld? The Republican Senate pretty much rubber-stamped anyone Clinton nominated, but not Weld. The Massachusetts Democrats opposed him by flanking him to the right. He appointed the brother of fugitive crime boss Whitey Bulger to run the state university system. As leftist as his politics are, he is no 'man...
  • No Special Election for Eric Massa's Seat

    04/01/2010 3:12:59 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 84 replies · 1,403+ views
    CBS News ^ | 04/01/2010 | Brian Montopoli
    In an unwelcome bit of news for the GOP, New York governor David Paterson has announced that he would not call a special election to fill the House seat left vacant by former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa. Massa resigned last month amid in ethics investigation into accusations that he sexually harassed male members of his staff and subsequently acknowledged groping a staffer non-sexually. Paterson had initially vowed to call a special election to replace Massa before the midterm elections in November. But his spokeswoman said that the embattled Democratic governor would not do so, citing the cost to taxpayers in...
  • Carl Paladino (for a prolife, conservative Governor of NY)

    03/25/2010 10:49:05 PM PDT · by Sun · 21 replies · 544+ views
    Carl Paladino blog ^ | March 20, 2010 | various
    STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO MICHAEL CAPUTO CAMPAIGN MANAGER PALADINO FOR THE PEOPLE March 20, 2010 Carl Paladino is deeply disappointed in the Conservative Party for not having the courtesy to allow us to compete in what turns out not to be a democratic process. It’s a shame that a personality conflict between Ed Cox and Mike Long has forced the Conservative Party to choose a weak candidate who’s a certain loser and who doesn’t support key tenets of the Party platform. Today’s endorsement of pro-abortion banking lobbyist Rick Lazio for governor may mean the end of the Conservative Party. The Paladino...
  • New York Republicans Facing Another Schism?

    03/18/2010 5:58:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 974+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    The New York Republican Party, no stranger to controversy in the past year, has a new internal battle brewing over its gubernatorial nominee that could lead to a New York-23 like split for the GOP. Rick Lazio, the former Long Island Congressman who unsuccessfully challenged Hillary Clinton in the 2000 U.S. Senate race, appeared well on his way to securing the nomination. Endorsements included former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Gov. George Pataki, as well as a slew of county chairmen and local officials. But others in the party, said to be concerned over what is described as...
  • Another Republican Is Encouraged to Join the Race for Senate (NY)

    03/11/2010 8:11:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 895+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Encouraged by state and national Republican Party leaders, Dan Senor, an author, private equity executive and Defense Department adviser in the last Bush administration, is seriously considering a political challenge against Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, according to three people told of the discussions. Mr. Senor, 38, who is married to the CNN anchorwoman Campbell Brown, is expected to decide in the next month whether to run. The discussions between Mr. Senor and the Republican leaders reflect their dissatisfaction with the existing field of Republican candidates in the state and their consensus that Ms. Gillibrand remains vulnerable to a challenger in...
  • Tea Party Protester Wins New York State Assembly Race

    02/27/2010 3:59:16 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 2010-02-27 17:15 | Staff
    Dean Murray, Tea Party activist, has been elected to the New York state assembly! According to Fox News: The Tea Party followers can boast about their first elected official. Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District on Monday, after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. Murray beat his Democratic opponent 51% to 49%, and is believed to be the first Tea Party organizer who has attained public office. The district had been...
  • If Paladino enters race, it will be as Republican (NY)

    02/27/2010 12:57:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 567+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | February 23, 2010 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Downtown developer Carl P. Paladino, who is nearing a decision on whether to run for governor this year, said Monday that if he enters the contest, it will be as a candidate for the Republican nomination. Paladino, who earlier this month said “tea party” activists are urging him to run on an independent line, now says his best option lies in a challenge to presumptive Republican nominee Rick Lazio, the former Long Island congressman. “If we’re going to do it, that’s the way,” he said. “I’ve ruled out all these other options.” Paladino, who had been a Democrat for many...
  • Questions for Doug Hoffman at CPAC

    02/21/2010 8:18:17 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-10 | Skye
    Doug Hoffman stopped by Red State's Bloggers Lounge to talk with the bloggers. I was fortunate enough to work with another brilliant conservative blogger - GenMom - and snagged an interview with Doug.The video was shot in a busy hallway, please turn up your speaker volume to better hear this interview with Doug.[VIDEO AT SITE] Doug is currently running for Congress - Hoffman for Congress 2010Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • Scozzafava to speak at gay rights rally

    02/17/2010 6:41:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 384+ views
    The Daily Times, Watertown, NY ^ | 2010-02-08 | Alex Jacobs
    POTSDAM — Assemblywoman Dierdre K. Scozzafava will be the keynote speaker at a gay rights rally being held at SUNY Potsdam this week. The rally, which will be open to the public, is sponsored by Standing on the Side of Love, a national campaign organized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. "This is a reimagining of Valentine's Day as a day and a time of acceptance, tolerance and understanding for everyone," said Austin J. Kenyon, who is organizing the campus event. "The main focus of the event is love and same-sex marriage." The college's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Association also...
  • Tea Party Organizer (Dean Murray) Wins New York State Assembly Race

    02/17/2010 5:15:36 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 788+ views
    FOX News ^ | 2/17/10 | Eric Shawn
    Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. The Tea Party followers can boast about their first elected official. Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District on Monday, after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. Murray defeated his...
  • Zuckerman Is Said to Be Weighing Bid for Senate

    02/12/2010 5:31:47 PM PST · by CaptainK · 24 replies · 715+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/12/10 | MICHAEL BARBARO and TIM ARANGO
    Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the real estate tycoon and publisher of The Daily News, is considering a bid for the Senate seat now held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, according to two people told of the discussions. Mr. Zuckerman regards Ms. Gillibrand as vulnerable to a challenge and is hoping that, at a time of economic tumult and political unrest, his background as an outsider to government, and his record as a business executive, will appeal to the state’s electorate, these people said.
  • Zuckerman Said to Mull Run for U.S. Senate (for the GOP)

    02/12/2010 2:54:53 PM PST · by MarkAccord · 39 replies · 897+ views
    Mortimer B. Zuckerman, real estate tycoon and publisher of The Daily News, is considering a run for the Senate seat now held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, according to two people told of the discussions. Mr. Zuckerman regards Ms. Gillibrand as vulnerable to a challenge and is convinced that, at a time of economic tumult and political unrest, his background as an outsider to government, and his record as a businessman, will appeal to the state’s electorate, these people said. He would be the latest boldface name to weigh a run for the seat this fall; the former Tennessee congressman, Harold...
  • Bob Castelli And New York Republicans Capture Another Landslide Victory (Tea Party given credit!)

    02/09/2010 7:29:36 PM PST · by God luvs America · 75 replies · 2,292+ views
    With 96 percent of districts reporting in the special election for the 89th State Assembly seat along Westchester County eastern corridor, Republican Bob Castelli has received a landslide 56-44% landslide victory against Democrat Peter Harckham. For New York, for Westchester, for Republicans and for taxpayers exasperated with business as usual in Albany -- tonight was the game changer. "It's a shot across the bow to people like Sheldon Silver and entrenched bosses," said Castelli in his victory speech. Joining Castelli as a big winner tonight is Westchester County Republican Chairman Doug Colety, whose winning streak in this former Democratic bastion...
  • Conservatives in New York Coming Out in Record Numbers

    02/03/2010 8:54:53 AM PST · by IndePundit · 10 replies · 423+ views
    Official Wire ^ | 2/3/10 | jsellnyc
    Interesting to see how the "Scott Heard Round The World" is already affecting the run-up to elections in NYC. See this mention about the Conservative Party meeting having its biggest turnout ever: http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=834&catid=126
  • Gingrich: I was wrong to endorse Scozzafava

    02/01/2010 1:07:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 1,525+ views
    Gingrich: I was wrong to endorse Scozzafava By Eric Zimmermann - 02/01/10 03:42 PM ET Newt Gingrich says he regrets endorsing Dede Scozzafava in the hotly contested primary for the NY-23 congressional district in November. Scozzafava was criticized by many national Republicans for being too liberal. She eventually dropped out of the race and endorsed Democrat Bill Owens, who eeked out a victory. "She turned out to be a huge disappointment, and she turned out not to be frankly a loyal Republican," Gingrich told an interviewer in New Hampshire this weekend. The former speaker added that conservatives who criticized his...
  • Larry Kudlow might take on Schumer (as in 'Chuck U' Schumer, NY)

    01/31/2010 1:23:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,150+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2010 | NA
    Sen. Charles Schumer, who easily won re-election last time out, could face a challenge this year from CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow. Interviewed yesterday by Curtis Sliwa on AM 970 The Apple, Kudlow said, "I'm very honored to be considered, and I'm going to give all this careful attention."...
  • A Race—And Candidate—To Watch

    01/31/2010 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 783+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2010 | David R. Stokes
    Nearly 65 years after his famous grandfather was first asked to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representative from that state’s 12th district, 30-year old Christopher Cox has put his hat in the ring for the seat in New York’s first district on Long Island. Cox, the son of Edward and Tricia Cox, and grandson of the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, is a fiscal conservative who champions limited government and lower taxes. He also has politics in his blood. And like his grandfather, who was swept into office as part of...
  • Chris Cox, Nixon's Grandson, Seeks Nod To Run Against Tim Bishop (NY-01)

    01/29/2010 3:01:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | January 28, 2010 | Christopher weber
    Chris Cox, an attorney and the grandson of former president Richard Nixon, is running for Congress in New York, according to his campaign web site. Cox, 30, a New York native, is among a field of candidates seeking the GOP nomination to face incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the state's 1st Congressional District on Eastern Long Island, Huffington Post reported. A web site bio describes Cox as "a fiscal conservative who will fight for limited government and lower taxes."
  • CNBC host Larry Kudlow declines to rule out bid to unseat Schumer

    01/22/2010 3:40:44 AM PST · by kingattax · 46 replies · 975+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/10 | Alex Pappas
    CNBC host and supply-side economist Larry Kudlow will not say — among encouragement from a group of New York free market champions — if he’s considering challenging Sen. Chuck Schumer for his New York Senate seat up for election this year. “The only thing I’ve said and I’ll continue to say is I’m honored to be considered,” Kudlow told The Daily Caller. “I’m really flattered.” An online draft movement — draftkudlow.com — is encouraging Kudlow to enter the race as a Republican. The group, which emerged after Massachusetts elected Republican Scott Brown to the Senate this week, says on its...
  • Pataki would trounce Gillibrand

    01/18/2010 10:42:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 18, 2010 | GLENN THRUSH
    Could old George be the new Brown? A new Siena poll shows that former New York Gov. George Pataki, who left office with the popularity of week-old lox, would sweep past Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand by an impressive 51-percent-to-38-percent margin. The poll marks the first time any New York Senate candidate has broken through the magical 50 percent threshold — and also marks the first time Gillibrand, who was appointed by Gov. David Paterson a year ago, finds her disapprovals outpolling her positives.
  • GOPers to Lazio: Aim for Kirsten, not Cuomo

    01/16/2010 4:04:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 907+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 11, 2010 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Key Republicans, including former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, are urging Rick Lazio to drop his long-shot bid for governor and challenge embattled -- and vulnerable -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, The Post has learned. D'Amato, who once worked closely with Lazio during his tenure as a Long Island congressman, told Lazio in a face-to-face meeting late last month that "you can't win for governor, but you can beat Gillibrand." "He told Lazio that [Attorney General Andrew] Cuomo is going to be the Democratic nominee for governor and that if he finally wants to have a chance of winning a statewide election, he...
  • N.Y. Sen. Gillibrand appears safe in seat (and other nightmares)

    12/29/2009 1:52:18 PM PST · by Renkluaf · 35 replies · 1,164+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/29/09 | S,A, Miller
    Democratic freshman Sen. Kristin Gillibrand is one of her party's most vulnerable incumbents, but New York Republicans can't come up with a political heavyweight to knock her on the ropes, and her campaign gains momentum with each passing day.
  • Losers abound in NY politics this year

    12/21/2009 8:20:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 360+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2009 | Fredric U. Dicker
    'Tis the season . . . to pick the winners and losers in state politics during a very turbulent 2009 -- and what a banner year for losers it has been. The people of New York are, again, the biggest losers -- burdened as they are with "leaders" who raised taxes and fees $8 billion during one of the worst recessions ever, a dysfunctional Legislature, and an unelected governor who plumbed record-low approval ratings in the polls. The annual list was put together with the help of public officials, government bureaucrats, lobbyists, union leaders and journalists, all of whom talked...
  • Giuliani Decides Against a Run for the Senate

    12/21/2009 7:09:57 PM PST · by freespirited · 40 replies · 1,237+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/21/09 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for the Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Republicans briefed on his decision said Monday evening. The decision by Mr. Giuliani, 65, leaves Senator Gillibrand — who was appointed to her seat less than a year ago, has never run in a statewide election, and is still unfamiliar to many voters — without a high-profile Republican opponent as she faces election to the seat. As recently as a week ago, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Mr. Giuliani leading Ms. Gillibrand in a hypothetical matchup, 50 percent to 40 percent....
  • NY-23: Time for Dede to Face the Nation... What Will She Say? (Scozzafava's upcoming CBS appearance)

    11/28/2009 1:08:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Governeur Times, Governeur, NY ^ | 2009-11-28 | Jeff Graham
    What should Diedre Scozzafava want to accomplish by Sunday's appearance on Face the Nation on CBS? Is it just another post-election 'poor poor pitiful me' about being beat up by tea party thugs led by Dick Armey, who will be on the same show? Well, I hope not. Ms. Scozzafava knows politics aint bean bag and there is something for all to learn from the NY23 GOP meltdown. In retrospect, which is a lot like hindsight, Ms. Scozzafava was not the best hope for North Country Republicans and her selection by a handful of county chairs was another example of...
  • Theodore Roosevelt IV Opts Out of G.O.P. Race for Senate

    11/25/2009 5:45:39 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 37 replies · 1,529+ views
    NYTimes ^ | November 24, 2009 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Few people knew that he was thinking about it in the first place, but Theodore Roosevelt IV, a wealthy investment banker with serious credentials on environmental issues and in foreign policy — and of course, that famous name — now says he will not seek the Republican nomination for the Senate from New York in 2010. Mr. Roosevelt, the great-grandson of the 26th president, worked at Lehman Brothers and is now a managing director at Barclays Capital. He said he began studying a run against Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a Democrat, over the summer and was encouraged by talks with...
  • NY Senator Gillibrand Facing Tough Election Fight

    11/25/2009 5:29:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 1,007+ views
    Zogby International ^ | November 24, 2009
    In what could be one of the most hotly contested Senate races in 2010, former New York City Mayor and failed Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani is in a statistical dead heat with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a new Zogby IVR poll finds. Forty-five percent prefer Giuliani and 43% side with the incumbent Gillibrand, well within the poll's 3.2% margin of error. 'IVR' or Interactive Voice Response is a polling methodology that uses a recorded human voice to administer a survey to participants who respond via a telephone touchpad. In another potential match-up Senator Gillibrand holds a slight lead over...
  • Rudy Guiliani (unannounced) 53%, Kirsten Gillibrand 40% NY Senate Race

    11/25/2009 11:44:24 AM PST · by jsdjason · 43 replies · 1,509+ views
    Pataki would actually be behind 45-42 if he ran. It's pretty clear to me who should run, and that's Rudy. I'm willing to look past the issues like abortion where he is less than conservative if it means a sure win over Gillibrand. I'm pretty sure Pataki isn't so conservative either, so really there's not much of a choice. Don't they have to announce pretty soon whether they are running? In Texas the deadline to get on the primary ballot is January 4th.
  • Giuliani Said To Be Leaning Toward Senate Race

    11/19/2009 10:06:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 543+ views
    APReport ^ | November 19th, 2009
    Giuliani Said To Be Leaning Toward Senate Race N.Y. Times report says he's decided against run for governor Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was reported by The New York Times to have ruled out a run for governor. By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer ALBANY, N.Y. - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is leaning toward running for the U.S. Senate rather than making a bid for governor, two Republican advisers said Thursday. "From staff, we have been hearing that he has been indicating quietly and privately recently that governor might not be the best fit for him...
  • 2010 New York Senate: Gillibrand 45%, Pataki 42%

    11/19/2009 7:41:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 675+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 19, 2009
    There’s been virtually no change over the past two months in the hypothetical Election 2010 Senate match-up in New York State between Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand and former Governor George Pataki. Including the fact that Pataki still hasn’t announced for the race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Gillibrand leading Pataki 45% to 42%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent are undecided. The survey was taken Tuesday night prior to news reports that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is planning to run against Gillibrand.
  • 11/19: Giuliani ... Would Be Formidable Candidate for U.S. Senate [Marist Poll: Rudy 54, KGill 40]

    11/19/2009 1:17:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 39 replies · 1,363+ views
    Marist Poll ^ | November 19, 2009 | Marist Poll
    Published reports out today have squelched the long-standing rumors that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will run for governor of New York State. But, what if Giuliani makes a bid for the U.S. Senate? Giuliani leads U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat appointed by Governor David Paterson to fill the vacant seat left by Hillary Clinton. 54% of registered voters statewide would vote for Giuliani compared with 40% who would support Gillibrand. Even one-third of Democrats report they would back the Republican challenger, and Giuliani runs competitively against Gillibrand in overwhelmingly Democratic New York City.
  • Giuliani Is Said to Have Decided Not to Run for Governor (Senate run in 2010?)

    11/19/2009 10:52:32 AM PST · by heiss · 11 replies · 640+ views
    New York Times ^ | Nov 19, 2009 | DANNY HAKIM
    Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for governor of New York next year after months of mulling a candidacy, according to people who have been told of the decision. .. It remains unclear whether the former mayor is considering any other political race in 2010. Some have urged him to take on the newly installed Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, who has never run statewide and is still introducing herself to voters in parts of the state. The decision will be a boon to other Republican contenders. So far, Rick Lazio, a former congressman from Long Island,...
  • BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate

    11/19/2009 12:15:02 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 117 replies · 4,613+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Kenneth Lovett
    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News. A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking said the failed presidential candidate has been telling people he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 to fill out the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term. If elected, the source said, he could use that as a stepping stone to run for President in 2012 - rather than run for re-election to the Senate. A Giuliani spokeswoman downplayed the reports. "Rudy has a...
  • Dems, GOP split on NY trials of alleged terrorists

    11/15/2009 4:03:59 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,322+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2009 | Jim Abrams
    Bringing those accused in the Sept. 11 attacks to New York for trial would increase the security threat to the city and give radical Islamists a platform to propagate their ideology, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday. Giuliani's view that the Obama administration is erring in trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others near the site of the World Trade Center was echoed by other Republicans on the Sunday news programs. Democrats defended the decision of Attorney General Eric Holder to try the five in New York where more than 2,000 civilians were killed on Sept. 11. If...
  • Here's a hard truth for the hard right

    11/11/2009 3:41:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies · 3,071+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 8, 2009 | Michael Smerconish
    Who is Dede Scozzfava? ... "This is my party, too," she insisted. "There are a lot of moderate people - Republicans, like me - and I'm hearing from an awful lot of them. And I think the Republican Party needs to know if they don't have room for us and they don't want us working with them, we're going to find a way to work against them." She acknowledged that many in the GOP would differ with her support for abortion rights and same-sex marriage. But she maintained that she approached those views from a conservative vantage point - a...
  • Party calls for Investigation of Pelosi-Scozzafava Deal

    11/08/2009 6:20:06 AM PST · by Brytani · 48 replies · 3,639+ views
    The Gouverneur Times ^ | 11/08/09 | The Gouverneur
    Reacting to media reports that Nancy Pelosi “secretly” dispatched a top lieutenant to meet with Dede Scozzafava before the Assemblywoman’s shocking endorsement of Bill Owens, Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long called for a Federal Election Commission investigation of any “illicit inducements” that may have been offered in exchange for Scozzafava’s support. “It a matter of public record that the Scozzafava family company is in financial difficulty. All her public statements about her withdraw mentioned money problems. Nancy Pelosi is desperate to win this seat,” Long said, adding: “Can it be a mere coincidence that Dede demand a face-to-face meeting, then...
  • Who lost the NY 23 for the GOP?

    11/08/2009 4:06:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 48 replies · 1,590+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 08, 2009 | Rosslyn Smith
    Having been in the position of watching my favored candidate stumble badly in an endorsement session while a more liberal Republican alternative hit all the right notes, I reserved my opinion on the goings-on in the recent Congressional race in New York's 23 Congressional District. Now that it is over, I have concluded that while the local Republican Party leadership's endorsement of Dede Scozzafava may have been a what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking moment, I suspect that many would now be saying, "Can't they do any better than this?", had they had endorsed Doug Hoffman from the beginning. While Hoffman may have hit most...
  • Keys to Conservative Success Found in NY-23 Loss

    11/06/2009 3:15:36 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 1 replies · 272+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2009 | Lorie Byrd
    ... don’t believe the fact that Hoffman is a social conservative was the reason for his loss, but when it comes to priorities, Simon makes a point worth considering: Hoffman’s capital “C” Conservative campaign tried to separate itself from the majority parties by making a big deal of the social issues. He was all upset that Scozzafava was pro-gay marriage, seemingly as upset as he was with her support for the stimulus plan. The majority of Americans are conservative — not just on matters of fiscal policy, but also on many social issues. After all, in the last presidential campaign...
  • Keys to Conservative Success Found in NY-23 Loss

    11/06/2009 2:47:40 PM PST · by AJKauf · 13 replies · 421+ views
    PAjamas MEdia ^ | November 6 | Lorie Byrd
    The big topic of discussion this week is the role conservatism played in the wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere, as well as in the loss of New York’s 23rd congressional district. Recent polls show that many more Americans self-identify as conservative than liberal, so it should not be terribly surprising that so many conservative candidates won Tuesday. It should not even be terribly surprising that some won big. Though if that is the case, what is the explanation for Doug Hoffman’s loss in New York? There are many possible reasons — including the spectacle that the race turned...
  • New York Republicans Consider Punishing Dede Scozzafava for Backing Dem

    11/06/2009 2:19:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,662+ views
    politicsdaily.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | David Sessions
    Republican leaders in New York are raising the possibility of "punishing" state Rep. Dede Scozzafava, who withdrew from the race for Congress in New York's 23rd district and endorsed a Democrat, the Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket reports. Scozzafava endorsed Bill Owens after national Republicans backed third-party candidate Doug Hoffman and undermined support for her campaign. Conservatives said Scozzafava, who supports gay rights and abortion rights, was too liberal to run as a Republican. New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb has been holding meetings with Scozzafava, in which he expressed his displeasure with her endorsement. He has...
  • GOP schism exposed in N.Y. election adds pressure to Pete Sessions' campaign chief role (RINO alert)

    11/04/2009 10:33:10 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 872+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2009-11-05 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON – It was a big election night for Republicans overall. But their lone disappointment – the loss of a New York congressional seat in a crossfire between moderates and conservatives – could portend struggles next year for GOP leaders. Channeling the Tea Party-inspired energy is a particular headache for Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions, whose costly effort to keep the New York seat was a casualty of the civil war. "There's a huge revolt going on in the country against the political establishment," said former Virginia congressman Tom Davis, who once held the challenging political job that Sessions now has...