Giuliani Plans Run for US Senate
He's also got his eye on a 2012 presidential bid, say insiders
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2009 2:56 PM CST
Republican candidate for New Jersey governor Chris Christie, left, looks on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in West Milford, N.J., as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani urges supporters to vote.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani will run for US Senate next year as a possible steppingstone to a presidential bid in 2012, sources tell the New York Daily News. Giuliani plans to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton’s term. He had been expected to run for governor in 2010 but has decided against it, perhaps because of the surging popularity of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo has not announced his candidacy but is widely expected to challenge incumbent David Paterson for the Democratic nomination.