News & Politics

Pete King “Looking at” Run Against Gillibrand


We heard today about Steve Levy, the conservative Democrat who’s considering a challenge to Governor Paterson. Now here’s something a little more expected, though barely: Conservative Republican Pete King, who told Don Imus this morning that he’s “looking at” a run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

King had considered a run at Gillibrand this summer, then backed out. This was around that time people started talking about Rudolph Giuliani as a possible GOP nominee for the Senate; maybe Giuliani’s recent retreat from the race re-ignited King’s interest.

King would be an entertaining nominee; he’s probably best known at this point for denouncing coverage of “pervert” Michael Jackson’s funeral week. Whether he could be successful is another story. Only one way to find out!



Most Popular