(CNN) - A spokeswoman for Rudy Giuliani says that the former New York City mayor has not made up his mind about running for governor next year.
Maria Comella's comments were in response to report Thursday in the New York Times that Giuliani had decided not to run for New York governor in 2010, according to people who have been told of his decision.
"Rudy has a history of making up his own mind and has no problem speaking it. When Mayor Giuliani makes a decision about serving in public office, he will inform New Yorkers on his own," said Comella in a statement.
Recent polls of New York State voters indicate that Giuliani holds a wide lead over former Rep. Rick Lazio, the only Republican to have declared a gubernatorial bid, in a hypothetical 2010 GOP primary match-up.
According to the surveys, Giuliani has a double-digit advantage over incumbent Democratic Gov. David Paterson in a hypothetical general election faceoff. But the polls suggest that New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who has not indicated if he wants to run for governor, tops Giuliani by 10-12 points. Cuomo also easily beats Paterson in a possible Democratic primary, according to those surveys.
The polls indicate that New Yorkers have an overall favorable opinion of the former New York City mayor.
Sunday on CNN's State of the Union with John King, Giuliani said he had not yet made up his mind regarding a run. He had previously indicated that he would make a decision before the end of the year.
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LOL @ Ghouliani and his lisp, gotta love him!
Rudy is the very last thing NYS needs now. We need budget reduction person not political insiders owned by Corportate America.
He's a loser with a god-complex who actually thinks people believe he did what he said after 9-11. Earth to Rudy........no one believes you.
Let me help Juliai with his decision.
As a former New Yorker, with many relatives & friends there,
I can yell you that Juliani couldn't get elected in N.Y as the
cities dog catcher. He did his Benito Mussolini act & its old.
“Rudy has a history of making up his own mind and has no problem speaking it..."
Sure, such as public divorces, Giuliani's misuse of taxpayer funds towards indescretions, and using national tragedies for his deplorable politics.
Thanks, but no thanks.
this moron is the biggest crook in NY, let him run i can't wait to see who beats the crap out of him, he is such a loser.
Trust me.... There are not a whole lot of New Yorkers who are waiting with baited breath for Rudi Giuliani.
This guy has so much baggage. Surely the NY GOP can come up with someone more credible than this.
He may be ahead in the polls now, but once she dumps $3 million in positive ads about herself, and another $3 million in negative ones about him ... it will be all over.
Ssomeone is saying Rudy Giuliani has not made up his mind? Next they will be trying to say he has one.
Yeah Guiliani – go ahead and run – and what would be your first act as governor – maybe you'll pardon your best friend "Bernard Kerik?"
One has to have a mind to be able to make it up. By the way, are the people who target and kill doctors at abortion clinics, terrorists too?
WOW a lot of people don't like this moron. Good.
Yeah, he hasn't, what is next, you will tell me the sky is not blue and the water is not wet?
New Yorkers are tough & intelligent bunch. the julio scum bag's
support of another equally mindless moron, Pallin, left New Yorkers
just embarrassed & humiliated for having elected him in the first place.
You can bet your last, hard earned, dollar, they will not repeat their
mistake unless he finds a small area of bigots & morons.
Have they counted all of his votes in Florida yet, I thought that was supposed to be his battlefield?
BTW I loved that news conference of his "giving up my campaigh" speech. That huge dome of his glistening with sweat, his stumbling mumbling and Judy crying her eyes out in the background because she couldn't get extra two seats on the plane for her purse....
Let CNN keep giving the Republicans false hope that they could win, I will be laughing 2012.
A noun, a verb, and 9/11................NEXT!!!
Of COURSE he hasnt made up his mind! His the biggest FLIP FLOPPER of the Republican party this WEEK! Remember how he endorsed the domestic trial of Moussawi? You know, the 20th highjacker? But that was when Busch was in office. Now that someone he doesnt like is in office, suddenly he doesnt think America has the ability to try a terrorist, and further calls it a GIFT to the terrorsist? What a political JOKE. At first, I didnt dislike him. Now I see right through him. I am an independent in Florida, so my vote could very well make or break the next president, however, anyone who votes for this deutch mark is a complete and ignunt foo. Chile plee! FLIP FLOP FLIP FLOP FLIP FLOP!
I think (911!) you have to have a mind before you can make it up. I think (911!) it's time for that little ratman to crawl back into his (911) hole.
Based on the article the other day.............
It said that the Republican Cuomo was leading in the polls by 60% against the Democrat Patterson--even though he has not decided to run.
It said that Guilianni was leading over Patterson by 20%.
The other article posted on this site---said that Guilianni is supported for the Senate seat by both Republicans and Independents--leading by 14 points over the Democrat Gillibrand.
Therefore, Cuomo should run for the Governor's seat---and Guilianni should run for the Senate seat--–and then there will be 2 Democrats sent to the unemployment lines in 2010!!!!
What is new here. Rudy G. does have a little trouble making up his mind and remembering what he has said in the past. Just another politician biding his time and using polling to see if he should run.
If you have a good agenda then you run if you don't then keep out of the race. Your own popularity should not be the reason to run.
Giulaini is a FRAUD.
Why are Americans wanting to go backwards? With the future new governor of VA who has backwards (narrow) way of thinking and then to think anyone would mention this man as a potential candidate. How quickly we forget. the narrowness of their scope (meaning if they are not bigots, they encourage these type of folk with their actions or lack of actions.)
His spokesperson said: "Rudy has a history of making up his own mind and has no problem speaking it. When Mayor Giuliani makes a decision about serving in public office, he will inform New Yorkers on his own,"
Then why does he need a spokesperson?