Jeanine Pirro, we hardly knew yee!
Well the mighty Clinton machine just keeps rolling along doesn’t it? They have managed to scare the pants off of potential Republican donors in New York. So much so that there just were not enough Repubs will balls enough to put the cash up for Pirro’s run. We also think there’s a fair bit off sexism at play here. For some reason, Jeanine just couldn’t get the old white boys who control the cash to like her enough to back her. We think it’s a real shame. She has the makings of a tough New York Senator. Let’s just hope the money boys pony up for run at Attorney General.
ALBANY, N.Y. - After weeks of pressure from her own party to drop out, Republican Jeanine Pirro abandoned her struggling campaign to unseat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and announced Wednesday that she will run for New York attorney general instead. “I have decided that my law enforcement background better qualifies me for a race for New York State attorney general than a race for the United States Senate,” Pirro, the Westchester County district attorney, said in a statement.
With her campaign against Clinton in trouble, Pirro had been under strong pressure from top state GOP leaders to make the switch.
The move leaves Republicans with two active candidates for the Senate nomination: former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer, who is not well known statewide, and an even less well known tax attorney from the Catskills region, William Brenner.
Some supporters expect New York City lawyer Edward Cox, a son-in-law of President Nixon, to consider re-entering the Senate race. Cox withdrew in October after Republican Gov. George Pataki endorsed Pirro.