Rudy NOT running for Governor
by Jason Rosenberg, Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 08:33:05 AM EST
From the NY Times:
Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for governor of New York next year after months of mulling a candidacy, according to people who have been told of the decision.
His decision is a blow to many Republican leaders, who had viewed Mr. Giuliani as the strongest potential candidate in a year in which voter anger and anti-Albany sentiment appear to be swelling.
Contenders from both parties have been waiting for months to hear what the former mayor would decide.
This leaves former Congressman Rick Lazio in the driver's seat for the NY Gov. GOP nomination and will stoke the 2012-presidential Giuliani buzz among GOP hard liners.