Shocked, Shocked, that Giuliani Won't Run for Sen

I'm shocked, shocked, to find that Rudy Giuliani won't be running for the Senate in 2010.

So long, Rudy.

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.

Giuliani has a long history of edging up towards big runs before backing down. In 2008, during his impressively unsuccessful Presidential bid, he pulled out of Iowa and effectively pulled out of New Hampshire. He has even backed out of a race for this very Senate seat before, dropping his 2000 Senate campaign in New York against Hillary Clinton.

Then again, it's probably worth taking this report from the New York Daily News with at least a grain of salt -- they did report just last month that Giuliani would be running for Senate in 2010 in preparation for a 2012 Presidential bid.

Update [2009-12-21 22:8:35 by Jonathan Singer]:The New York Times says no Rudy run, too.

Tags: New York, NY-SEN, Rudy Giuliani, Senate 2010 (all tags)

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8 Comments

Shocked, that Giuliani Won't Run for Sen

Perhaps Rudi realized he was not conservative enough for the party of no.

by Khun David 2009-12-21 03:15PM | 0 recs
Oh

I guess that is where Sarah Palin got it from.

by bay of arizona 2009-12-21 03:24PM | 0 recs
Giuliani Won't Run for Sen

He's a wuss.

If it was a gimme race, he probably would have run.

by Bush Bites 2009-12-21 03:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Shocked, Shocked, that Giuliani Won't Run for

TO be fair, he DID have skin cancer in 2000.    

I think the 2000 was legit.  I think he either was half hearted in for 2008 OR his campaign people were just idiots... probably both.

I think that killed it for him... Who knows, I'm guessing that since he has some personality he will end up on Fox or CNN.

by FUJA 2009-12-21 05:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Shocked, Shocked

Gillibrand would have cleaned his clock.

by Steve M 2009-12-21 05:26PM | 0 recs
Fox 5 News led with it

as well as placing Eric Cantor's constituency in Ohio instead of Virginia.

Hot mess that Fox.

by ND22 2009-12-21 05:30PM | 0 recs
NY-Sen B

So is Pataki running?  He still polls well against Gillibrand.  I'm sure Cornyn has his number on speed dial.

Wasn't Giuliani hired to "clean up" Rio for the 2016 Olympics?

by esconded 2009-12-21 06:01PM | 0 recs
Quitting

It's what Republicans do best!

by NoFortunateSon 2009-12-21 06:04PM | 0 recs

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