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Rudy Endores Lazio, Won't Run For U.S. Senate

by on December 22, 2009

Today, Rudy Giuliani will not only announce his endorsement of Rick Lazio for governor, but apparently announce that he will not run for the U.S. Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to announce Tuesday he is not running for U.S. Senate or anything else in 2010, effectively ending his storied – and often stormy – electoral career, The Daily News has learned.

The announcement, at which he’ll also endorse Republican Rick Lazio for governor, marks the end of a year-long political dance by Giuliani, who mulled bids for governor and then Senate before backing away from both.

He had reason to weigh each run: surveys showed him a clear favorite to win primaries for either office, and as recently as last week a poll showed Giuliani crushing freshman Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand by 10 points.

So, the GOP’s best hope to take a vital seat in the U.S. Senate is gone.

Kirsten Gillibrand must be thrilled.

Now, I suspect this is partially due to his ill-advised intention to run for president again.

I don’t know what Rudy is thinking. Next year is looking to be as good a year for Republicans as 1994 was.  The public is souring rapidly on both Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. This is a very winnable seat for him… but, he has no chance at the GOP Presidential nomination,

UPDATE: I know there are some who believe that since Rudy is “a RINO,” or “not a true conservative” then this news is good news. While I totally agree that it is important and vital to support conservative candidates, if people in the Tea Party movement would rather have Kirsten Gillibrand in the U.S. Senate than Rudy Giuliani, then the Tea Party movement is doing more harm than good. While I would fully support Rudy for the U.S. Senate, I would not (and did not) support him running for president.

Not all victories have to look the same. Every election doesn’t have to be about electing 100% conservative candidates. Some victories must mean booting out the pawns of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, If electing Rudy Giuliani would mean Harry Reid would have one less vote to support the radical left-wing agenda of Barack Obama, that’s still a victory for liberty.

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