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December 22, 2009

Giuliani Rules Out Run For Senate In 2010

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Giuliani Rules Out Run For Senate In 2010

Rudy Giuliani is set to throw his endorsement to 2010 GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio at a press conference today, where he’s also expected to indicate he’s not running for US Senate himself next year, Republican sources told The NY Post.

The move likely closes the electoral career of Giuliani, who was known as “America’s Mayor” for his leadership in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and who has since created a multi-tiered career of speeches, consulting and security work, and a law practice.

But he plans to continue to be a force within the party, helping to expand the base of the GOP and develop candidates for next year, as well as speak out on issues that are important to him. Those include lobbying against the congressional Democrats’ health care proposals, the 9/11 trials being held at the federal courthouse near Ground Zero, and the economy and the ballooning federal deficit.

There had been much speculation that Giuliani would run for either the Senate or the New York governors mansion. The former mayor officially ruled out a run for Governor in November.

The seat is currently held by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who was appointed by New York Gov. David Paterson when former Sen. Hillary Clinton joined the Obama administration as secretary of state.

A Quinnipiac poll in mid-December found that Giuliani would beat Gillibrand 50%-40% in a hypothetical general election.

(Source: NY Post / Fox News)


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