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.

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Mr.C
Dec 23, 2009 1:59 AM CST
I'd likely vote for anyone that can cut crime tremendously like he did in NY
njgreen
Dec 22, 2009 4:02 AM CST
9ui11iani - love it! I will have to tell that one to my friends.
shusss
Dec 22, 2009 3:49 AM CST
Too bad because the Senate could certainly use ANOTHER idiot.