April 24, 2005

IT'S PRACTICALLY AN INHERITANCE:

Weld talking to GOP about New York run (MARC HUMBERT, April 24, 2005, AP)

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has had discussions with New York Republican officials about a possible run for governor or the U.S. Senate next year in the state where he has lived since 2000, a top GOP official said Sunday.

The party official, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said there have been staff-level discussions between the two camps and direct conversations between at least one other top GOP official and Weld.

The primary interest is in Weld running for governor, the source said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 24, 2005 4:00 PM
Comments

How many people have been elected Governor of more than one state ?

A quick search of the National Governors Association website, ( http://www.nga.org/nga/1,1169,,00.html ), reveals several people who have had relatives that became Governors of other states, (although it's fewer than a dozen in 150 years), but I didn't find any that have governed more than one state themselves.

Posted by: J. Tiberius K. at April 24, 2005 4:34 PM

Well, when did a first lady - from Illinois and then Arkansas - ever run for the Senate from NY?

BTW, Sam Houston was born in Virginia. In 1827, Houston was elected Governor of Tennessee. Houston was elected the first President of the Republic of Texas. After statehood in 1845, Houston was elected Senator from Texas to the Congress of the United States. Still later, in 1859, Houston was elected to serve as Governor of the State of Texas.

Posted by: oswald booth czolgosz at April 24, 2005 5:16 PM

I was in MA when Weld was governor. Moderate GOPer who was portrayed as a conservative by the very left MA media and political establishment. It would be interesting if Weld ran but the job is probably Rudy's if he wants it.

Posted by: AWW at April 24, 2005 10:46 PM

AWW:

He doesn't. That's why they're approaching others.

Posted by: oj at April 24, 2005 10:59 PM

Rudi wants to be President. He can't run for governor and immediately run for President.

Posted by: Bob at April 25, 2005 9:25 AM

Rudi had better run for Governor if he wants to be President, because '08 isn't his year, and "fading hero who was mayor of NYC a long time ago" isn't an inspiring tale for '12 or '16, either.

Posted by: Rip Van Winkle at April 26, 2005 2:50 AM
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