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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:38 am 
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Could Donald Trump's next big project be political?

The New York Daily News, citing unnamed Republicans, reported Friday that Trump, the billionaire real estate developer and TV personality, is considering a run for governor as a Republican.

The report came after Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno on Thursday suggested a big-name candidate could be waiting in the wings to enter the 2006 governor's race on the GOP side.

"When it gets public, you are all going to become excited, interested, and will want to write about it," Bruno said.

Bruno, however, wouldn't name the mystery office seeker and Trump's office in New York had no immediate comment. State GOP Executive Director Ryan Moses said neither he nor state party Chairman Stephen Minarik have had any discussions with Trump about running.

Trump flirted with a possible run for president on the Reform Party ticket in 2000. He has also given money to Republicans and Democrats alike in state races.

Republicans are looking for a candidate with name recognition and money to take on the only announced Democratic candidate, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer is far ahead of all candidates for governor in the early polls.

Bruno earlier this year successfully urged billionaire B. Thomas Golisano to become a Republican. The owner of the Buffalo Sabres hasn't announced whether he'll mount a gubernatorial campaign for the GOP nod after failing to win election in three attempts as the Independence Party candidate.

Other Republicans running for governor or expected to run for governor include former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso, Assemblyman Patrick Manning of Dutchess County, and former state Secretary of State Randy Daniels.

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Personally, I'd prefer a successful business person run my state...like Tom Golisano. I cringe at the thought of Trump running New York State, or any state for that matter.

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Personnally I think it will be very hard for Republicans to come up with a canidate to beat Spitzer, I live upstate where there is more Republicans, and I know quite a few that are already planning to vote for Spitzer. I can't see Donald Trump having much appeal up here. Republicans can't even find a canidate to give Hillary a run for her money and she is less popular than Elliot Spitzer.
A second thing I really don't think Trump would do it, I doubt he would really be willing to make public all his finances.

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Must need more publicity.


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bart d. wrote:
Must need more publicity.


He did the US version of The Apprentice, didn't he? Maybe there's a new season coming up where he could train an intern for his governmental position.

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KillingZoe wrote:
Personnally I think it will be very hard for Republicans to come up with a canidate to beat Spitzer, I live upstate where there is more Republicans, and I know quite a few that are already planning to vote for Spitzer. I can't see Donald Trump having much appeal up here. Republicans can't even find a canidate to give Hillary a run for her money and she is less popular than Elliot Spitzer.
A second thing I really don't think Trump would do it, I doubt he would really be willing to make public all his finances.


I'd have to agree with this. I'd need to check a fwe views that he has, but Spitzer sure seems like a winner in my book. I wonder if he would be better as a lawmaker or law enforcer, however.


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spitzer would wipe the floor with him.

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bart d. wrote:
Must need more publicity.


He did the US version of The Apprentice, didn't he? Maybe there's a new season coming up where he could train an intern for his governmental position.


Christ that show was so pants. Little touches, like when they played a "royal" fanfare when he entered the room, were apalling.

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I plan on voting for Spitzer as it is. The Republican party in NY is a disgrace. I voted for McCall in the last election as well. The Democrats of New York are rooted more in conservatism than the Republican's.

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I'd vote for Donald. If they got Bloomberg as Mayor, Trump also being in office would be the perfect match

You're elected! 8)

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stuzzo wrote:
bart d. wrote:
Must need more publicity.


He did the US version of The Apprentice, didn't he? Maybe there's a new season coming up where he could train an intern for his governmental position.


I wondered that too. How long it would take him to turn it into another reality show?

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