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Rick Lazio Drops Third Party Bid for NY Governor

Conservative Party to endorse Carl Paladino

(Newser) - Rick Lazio has dropped his Conservative Party bid for New York governor, the New York Times reports. Republican officials had been pressuring Lazio, their original pick to top their ticket, to remove his name from the ballot ever since his defeat at the hands of tea partier Carl Paladino in... More »

Tea Party Ally Wins GOP Nomination for NY Gov.

Paladino pulls off upset over GOP establishment

(Newser) - Tea Party ally Carl Paladino has pulled off a major upset and won a landslide victory in New York's Republican primary for governor. The Buffalo businessman, a political novice, defeated former Rep. Rick Lazio by a wide margin, the AP reports. Lazio had the firm backing of the state's GOP... More »

Paterson Out, Spotlight Turns to Cuomo

But AG says he's not ready to commit to seemingly inevitable run

(Newser) - As David Paterson officially deep-sixed his non-existent chances of a second term in New York yesterday, all eyes swung around to Andrew Cuomo. But the state's AG and former gubernatorial candidate was cagey, issuing a statement calling for Albany's continued function "through this difficult time" and noting that "... More »

Rudy Giuliani Won't Run for Senate

Ex-NYC mayor effectively ends political career

(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... More »

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