Rudy Giuliani Won't Run for Senate
Ex-NYC mayor effectively ends political career
By M. Morris, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 8:23 PM CST
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani address a crowd at the "Stand for Freedom in Iran" rally against Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad near United Nations headquarters, Sept. 24, 2009.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – Ending months of speculation, Rudy Giuliani will announce tomorrow that he will not run for US Senate. The former New York City mayor plans to remain a presence on the national GOP scene, seizing "an opportunity to engage in targeted races across the country," says a source. He will throw his support to Long Island congressman Rick Lazio, best known nationally for losing another Senate race to newcomer Hillary Clinton in 2000.

Paradoxically, Giuliani's decision is a huge boost for Clinton's successor, Kirsten Gillibrand. "Her path is now cleared," a Democratic insider tells the Daily News. The state GOP had been courting Giuliani as a candidate for either governor or senator, but he apparently prefers his work as a security expert and behind-the-scenes operative.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Rudy Giuliani Wont Run for Senate is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 6 comments
Dec 23, 2009 1:59 AM CST
I'd likely vote for anyone that can cut crime tremendously like he did in NY
Dec 22, 2009 4:02 AM CST
9ui11iani - love it! I will have to tell that one to my friends.
Dec 22, 2009 3:49 AM CST
Too bad because the Senate could certainly use ANOTHER idiot.