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Poll Watch: Rudy Giuliani Gearing Up for New York Governor’s Race?

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Maria Comella, Deputy Communications Director of Rudy Giuliani for President on the right and Rudy Giuliani in Santa Barbara, California September 27, 2007. Photo By Flap

Indeed he is.
Nineteen months after ending his disastrous run for the presidency, Rudolph W. Giuliani is clearing a path for a possible race for governor in 2010, believing public anger at an ineffectual Albany and unease over the economy could create ideal conditions for a Republican to reclaim the governor’s mansion.

Mr. Giuliani has told associates that he will decide on a candidacy within 30 to 60 days, as he weighs whether he can be elected statewide and what impact another campaign would have on his business interests.

He is already laying the groundwork. On Friday he traveled to Long Island to encourage the state Republican Party chairman, Joseph N. Mondello, to step aside, a maneuver that party insiders viewed as the former mayor’s most concrete step yet toward a run.

On Monday, Mr. Mondello announced his resignation, and Mr. Giuliani’s lieutenants were working the phones to drum up support for the replacement they prefer, the Niagara County Republican chairman, Henry F. Wojtaszek, a longtime supporter of Mr. Giuliani’s.

Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to sound out party leaders about a candidacy have also intensified. He has crisscrossed the state meeting with local officials; after a motivational speech to a paying audience in Buffalo last Tuesday, he met with local Republican leaders in a private meeting room to talk about the race. In recent weeks, he has also discussed his possible candidacy with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and met in Washington with Representative Peter T. King, a Republican who has considered running himself but said he would not if Mr. Giuliani became a candidate.

I think Rudy is good to go weather incumbent New York Governor David Paterson runs or withdraws. Probably only Obama could persuade the poll challenged Paterson NOT to run.

Rudy will win going away with the current economic condition in New York and will have to be considered again for a national ticket position either as President, Vice President or as Attorney General.

What Flap wants to see is how quickly will GOP celebrities flock to do fundraising for the former New York City Mayor?

Here are the polls:

And, the one in a hypothetical Andrew Cuomo race:


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Poll Watch: 2010 New York Governor’s Race Has Rudy Giuliani Far Ahead of Governor David Paterson

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In the latest Rasmussen poll, Republican and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is far ahead of incumbent New York Governor David Paterson. Rudy is behind if he runs against Democrat Attorney General Andrew Cuomo but by only 7 points.
It’s a knockout for Rudy Giuliani if he’s the Republican candidate for governor in New York next year running against incumbent Democrat David Paterson. But if Andrew Cuomo is Giuliani’s opponent, chalk up a win for the Democrat. At least that’s the way it looks in the summer of 2009.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Giuliani beating Paterson by 22 points, 55% to 33%. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent are undecided.

However, Cuomo tops Giuliani by seven points – 48% to 41% – in a match-up between the two, with six percent (6%) favoring some other candidate and six percent (6%) not sure who they’ll vote for.

At this point, it appears Giuliani is likely to face the tougher of the two Democrats since a survey of Democratic Primary voters shows Cuomo ahead of Paterson 61% to 27%.

But, will Andrew Cuomo be able to push out David Paterson?

And, with Obama’s and generic Democrat Party poll numbers in the tank, will Cuomo decide to run in a tough race against Republican Rudy?

Stay tuned……


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Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton Major Donor Norman Hsu Convicted of Violating Campaign Finance Laws

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In this undated photo released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York, former top Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, left, poses with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rua Kelly told the jury in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 that it will see photographs of the Hong Kong-born Hsu with famous politicians and will hear his former investors describe being pressured by Hsu to make political donations in their names that they would be reimbursed for

Norman Hsu, mega-Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton fundraiser has been convicted of violating federal campaign finance laws.
Disgraced Democratic donor Norman Hsu was convicted this morning of illegally funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to top-tier political candidates including then-Sen. Hillary Clinton and now-President Obama.

A Manhattan federal court jury pronounced Hsu guilty on all four counts against him after less than three hours of deliberations over two days.

Hsu, 58, did not react to the verdict.

“I think he expected it because it was quick,” defense lawyer Alan Seidler said.

Seidler said the conviction was unlikely to add to the 30-year prison term Hsu faces after pleading guilty two weeks ago to running a massive $20 million Ponzi scheme.

Talk about a “CULTURE OF CORRUPTION.”

But, the Democratic POLS return the money and move on……..


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Andrew Cuomo Leads Latest Poll for New York Governor 2010 Race

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The latest Rasmussen poll does not look good for Republicans Rudy Giuliani or George Pataki if New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo runs from the Democrat side.

But, if incumbent New York Governor David Paterson runs it is a diffferent story.

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But, at this stage of the race who is to say who will run for what, especially with a United States Senate seat thrown into the mix.

It is far from clear that either Giuliani or Pataki will seek the office. Sen. John Cornyn, head of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, reportedly approached Pataki about a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand.

Stay tuned…..


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