• Kirsten Gillibrand,  Rudy Giuliani

    Rudy Giuliani SHOULD Run for New York United States Senate

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who many Republicans have been pushing to run for governor in 2010, is instead leaning more toward a run for U.S. Senate


    Because Rudy is a leader and America needs his brand of conservatism in the era of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

    Also, the Republican Party needs Giuliani to articulate its principles and ideals from an “ELECTED” office – the GOP desperately needs his vote in the U.S. Senate.

    The polls are favorable for a Giuliani win against appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

    So, irrespective of all this Senate first and then the Presidency talk Rudy should just put his country and state first and RUN. He WILL win.

    It would be easy for Giuliani to sit back and relax. Rudy is 65, has lucrative business interests and has a ready made bully pulpit on television. But, has Rudy ever done it the EASY way?

    Flap’s sources in New York and Washington point to Rudy passing on the New York Governor’s and Senate races. But, perhaps the pieces in the press yesterday were a trial baloon.

    America can ONLY hope.

    Run Rudy Run……..

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  • Barbara Boxer,  Carly Fiorina,  Chuck DeVore,  David Paterson,  Democrats,  George Pataki,  GOP,  Kirsten Gillibrand,  Rudy Giuliani

    Are the United States Senate Democrats With 60 Members At Their High-Water Mark?

    The composition of the United States Senate, September 2009

    Apparently so, according to Charlie Cook.

    One of Vice President Joe Biden‘s long-standing and endearing qualities is his gift of hyperbole. The Washington Post recently quoted Biden as saying at a Democratic fundraiser that, of the 54 House seats Democrats have flipped in the last two elections cycles, “If [Republicans] take them back, this is the end of the road for what [President Obama] and I are trying to do.”

    While he overstates the case, Biden’s worry applies at least as much in the Senate. The Democrats’ majority status next year is not in doubt, but their 60-seat majority is in grave danger and the odds of their maintaining control after 2012 and 2014 are increasingly remote.

    The Senate seats up in next year’s midterm elections are evenly split, with 19 on each side. But in 2012, Democrats have 23 seats at risk (counting Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.) compared to only nine for the GOP. In 2014, it’s 20 Democrats up, to only 13 for Republicans.

    Good news for the GOP.


    In California, it’s unclear how tough the re-election challenge will be for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. The biggest question there is whether Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is ready for prime time politics.

    Note: there is NO mention of Carly Fiorina’s GOP challenger Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

    New York:

    New York is also very murky. Former Republican Gov. George Pataki might run. Remember that he knocked off Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994, the last really bad year for Democrats. There are other first-tier Republicans — former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Rep. Rick Lazio — who are looking at the gubernatorial race but might be enticed to take on Gillibrand.

    Probably Rudy for Governor against Paterson and Pataki against Gillibrand. Then, a likely dual pick-up for the GOP.

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  • David Paterson,  George Pataki,  Kirsten Gillibrand,  Polling,  Rudy Giuliani

    Poll Watch: Rudy Giuliani for New York United States Senate?

    Rudy Giuliani campaigning for President in Santa Barbara, California September 2007
    Photo By Flap

    Well, if New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is the Democrat nominee for Governor, Rudy would have an easier time defeating appointed Democrat Senator Kristen Gillibrand.

    Let’s look at the poll numbers:

    If David Paterson runs for Governor in 2010, would you vote to elect him or would you prefer someone else?
    14% Elect, 71% Prefer someone else

    2010 Governor: Democratic Primary
    66% Cuomo, 20% Paterson (chart)

    2010 Governor: General Election
    Paterson 39%, Lazio 35% (chart)
    Giuliani 52%, Paterson 35% (chart)
    Cuomo 52%, Giuliani 39% (chart)
    Cuomo 64%, Lazio 18% (chart)

    And for the U.S. Senate:

    2010 Senate: General Election (trends)
    46% Giuliani, 38% Gillibrand

    I don’t know if Rudy would be interested in a non-executive position and it is rumored that former GOP New York Governor George Pataki is considering running for the Senate.

    If the Democrats continue to fade, the GOP could get a two’fer here. But, the stars must align perfectly.

    Stay tuned……

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  • Caroline Kennedy,  David Paterson,  Kirsten Gillibrand,  Ted Kennedy

    Caroline Kennedy Aftermath: “Governor David Paterson is Going To Pay For This”

    Ted Kennedy Angry

    Uncle Teddy is reportedly furious over the treatment of his neice, Caroline Kennedy by New York Governor David Paterson

    Yes, Uncle Teddy is pissed.

    An “apoplectic” Kennedy family is seething over the rough treatment that heiress apparent Caroline got from Gov. Paterson’s office and is spoiling for revenge, several sources close to the clan have told The Post.

    “The governor’s going to pay for this,” said a well-placed Democrat. “Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor.”

    Among Paterson’s offenses was a request that Caroline lie about her unexpected withdrawal for “personal” reasons, according to NY magazine.

    “You can’t withdraw. You’ve got to stay in this thing, and I’ll just not pick you,” Paterson reportedly told her over the phone late Wednesday.

    Then a torrent of ugly rumors spilled from Paterson’s office about Caroline’s taxes, about her nanny, even about the state of her marriage – and Camelot’s seeking payback, confidants said.

    “I’m sure the family is going to protect her,” one source said. “What did Caroline do to deserve getting dragged through the mud?”

    David Paterson is as blind politically as he is with his own sight. He should have given the Kennedys the courtesy of an early indication if he was not going to consider her for the appointment. Why let her go out and make a fool of herself and then kick her when she is going down.

    Paterson is without a doubt the BIGGEST LOSER in this entire affair. And, the choice of Kirsten Gillibrand ain’t going help him much in 2010.

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  • David Paterson,  Hillary Clinton,  Kirsten Gillibrand

    Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand Appointed to Replace Hillary Clinton in US Senate – Opposition Forms

    Kirsten gillibrand appointed

    Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, and New York Gov. David Paterson appear at a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Gillibrand, a second-term lawmaker from upstate New York, was named by Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Hillary Rodham Clinton resigned to become secretary of state in the Obama administration

    New York Governor David Paterson appointed two term Democrat Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to repalce Hillary Clinton.

    Gov. Paterson, defying the liberal wing of his Democratic Party, has chosen little-known, NRA-backed, upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as New York’s junior senator, it was learned last night.

    The surprising – and, for many Democrats shocking – decision to pick the conservative Gillibrand, 42, from Hudson in Columbia County, was disclosed by the governor in calls to party officials and some members of the state’s congressional delegation, many of whom said they were unhappy with the selection, sources said.

    The GOP must be happy with this Blue Dog Democrat being appointed. Opposition from the LEFT is already forming.

    Anti-gun groups have denounced the pick and suggested they will be closely eyeing Gillibrand’s transition from a congresswoman in a gun-toting upstate district to a senator representing one of the most anti-gun cities in America, where she will need support to win the Democratic nomination in 2010.

    Signs of severe unrest with the pick are already apparent, particularly in a blogging community that was happy to have her hold down a conservative House district, but thinks it can do better for a senator in a blue state.

    Rep. Gillibrand is little known and will be no match for former New York Governor George Pataki, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or current New York Mayor Bloomberg. She undoubtedly will have to move to the LEFT or face a NUTROOTS backed primary challenge.

    Plus, her conservative leaning Congressional district in upstate New York which she is vacating will be ripe for a GOP pick-up.

    All things considered, a perfect appointment for the Republican Party.

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