Friday, December 30, 2005

Report: Trump Considering Run for Governor

Donald Trump is seen in New York, December 7, 2005. Casino operators Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday said they were bidding for gaming licenses in Philadelphia as a statewide deadline to apply for slot machine licenses loomed. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

I'm not sure what to say about this story, except only in New York.... From Yahoo News:

ALBANY, N.Y. - 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.

Donald Trump verses Eliot Spitzer. What a wild race that would be.

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