Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giuliani Crushing Gillibrand; Might There Be a Dem Challenger?

First the news from Rasmussen, which is all bad for Kirsten Gillibrand.
Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand may have a serious problem on her hands if Rudy Giuliani gets in next year’s race for the U.S. Senate in New York State.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state finds Giuliani, the former Republican mayor of New York City, leading Gillibrand by 13 points – 53% to 40%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and just two percent (2%) are undecided.

News reports that Giuliani has ruled out a run for governor next year and is interested In the Senate race could turn Gillibrand’s bid to fill out the rest of Hillary Clinton’s term from a close struggle to an uphill climb.
Is it any wonder the formerly staunchly pro-Second Amendment Gillibrand is now pathetically pandering to the anti-gun zealots?

Meanwhile, entirely out of left field comes news Gillibrand could potentially face a primary challenge from Harold Ford.

Harold Ford?

Democratic sources say that former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. -- who relocated to New York City after his unsuccessful Senate bid in 2006 -- has been talking about the possibility of running against vulnerable rookie New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Ford, who was mentioned as a possible appointee to replace Hillary Clinton in late 2007, has reportedly told associates that he's skeptical about the idea. But he may have commissioned a poll to test his popularity, according to a Tuesday night post on
Considering the DU is the extreme lunatic fringe, take that with a boulder of salt.

Considering the fortunes of Democrats and the precipitous decline of Barack Obama, I'd really love to see someone step up and challenge the odious Charles Schumer as well next year, but New York certainly doesn't have a very deep GOP bench.

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