September 14th, 2009
01:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Gillibrand raises cash off Rudy

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Gillibrand's finance director fired off an e-mail to supporters asking them to open their wallets to help fend off 'one of the biggest attack dogs' in the GOP."]

(CNN) - With rumors flying that Rudy Giuliani might make a run at Kirsten Gillbrand's Senate seat next year, the New York Democrat's campaign isn't wasting a chance to raise some cash off the polarizing former mayor.

Just hours after the New York Post reported that Giuliani is being urged by state Republicans to enter the Senate race, Gillibrand's finance director Russ Offinger fired off an e-mail to supporters on Monday asking them to open their wallets to help fend off "one of the biggest attack dogs" in the GOP.

"From day one of her appointment to replace Hillary Clinton, Republicans have set their eyes on this seat," Offinger said in the e-mail. "Now they are prepared to run one of the biggest attack dogs in the Republican Party against Kirsten. "

Calling Gillibrand "a leading progressive voice in the Senate," the note urges readers to click on a link to donate to the campaign.

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. jay

    Run Rudy Run

    September 14, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. JSR-NY

    New York, NJ, and CT have to change in terms of moral and financial.
    Go Rudy Giuliani/2010 for NY States Senator or GOV.!!

    September 14, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. demwit

    When I lived there.., New Yorkers perferred guard dogs over pampered poodles. Boy have things CHANGED.

    September 14, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. Giuliani is being urged by state Republicans to enter the Senate race

    don't let the former Governor have that seat

    don't do it New Yorkers

    September 14, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. alicia

    Rudy did what any mayor of any credit would do on the horrendous day of 9-11......that said, he also caused alot of racial tension in the city with the police brutality against people of color in the city.

    Rudy is always running for something.....I give New Yorkers credit how they forgave him having an affair on their dime with his mistress/ now wife. Republcan family values! LOL

    September 14, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Any guesses as to when she'll start campainging against George Bush? Should be any second now...

    September 14, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. rr

    Don't have anything good to say about yourself – attack your oponent or likely opponent.

    Seems to be the democrats order of the day: attack, attack, attack! Deeds, Corzine, and now Gillibrand: Go negative, go often!

    September 14, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    The biggest phony in the GOP is more like it. I guess he couldn't find an audience for his tiresome (and bogus) claim about his heroism on 9/11 because I didn't see the blowhard anywhere

    September 14, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Ted Tartaglia

    Why don't old discredited politicians fade into the sunset? Rudy Giuliani is another old Repub who cannot seem to keep his zipper up. New York doesn't need another corrupt idiot representing its citizens. Put this angry old white man out to pasture and find a credible Repub candidate to run if there are any available. Credible and ethical Repub politicians seem to be in extremely short supply right now.

    September 14, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Even Gillibrand looks good pitted against Skull Face Giuliani.....

    September 14, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. AntiRush

    As a Democrat in NY, I hope Rudy runs.

    September 14, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Steve

    Would be a good thing if Rudy does run. This woman is almost as unqualified as Clinton was to be in the Senate. Only in NY are voters so dumb that they would give a senate seat to a woman because they felt pity for her because her husband had an affair. This is the only reason Clinton won in the first place. Time to get rid of the socialist party and their ilk NY.

    September 14, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  13. SC

    Does that Giuliani ever have a proper job to do? It's getting a little annoying. By exploiting his fame through 9/11 though I don't see anything special he did during the crisis quite frankly and any mayor would do such a thing he did as a mayor, he (Giuliani) has been running for everything he could possibly think of without considering any of his qualifications for success. Running to be a president, governor, senator and all. Would he also think about running (in fact it is a little awkward to use "run" rather than "apply for") for a night security guard at the Statue of Liberty?

    September 14, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. rob

    please–they both need to go away .

    September 14, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. Pepou

    I will support Gillibrand all the way. Giuliani is a dangerous psychopath

    September 14, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  16. Jane

    Go, Rudy, Go!

    September 14, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  17. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    Personally I don't like either one of them, and Im a democrat. Gillibrand is a very conservative democrat (really a republican) and Rudy just used 9/11 to no end. Both options STINK!!!

    September 14, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. Franky

    If the question is, "Does Rudy still got game?" Then I think is safe to say he is still popular at New York, I think so. But if the question is, "How much of a moron Rudy is?" Well, that's priceless.

    Whether he can take it or not remains to be seen but I wouldn't worry if I was her, she'll be fine. Plus, Rudy's stock is not as polarizing as other opponents who wanna run against her. I have a question, does he work? I don't even know, I thought I asked. Wanna work for the people, then be by the people.

    September 14, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. Kevin in Ohio

    Rudy is "polarizing"? Give me a break! This woman is as dishonest as they come.

    September 14, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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