August 16, 2005

BIG TIME TICKET:

Weld puts out feelers in gov race (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 16, 2005)

Former Massachusetts Republican Gov. William Weld is considering a 2006 run for the governorship of his native New York, the head of New York's politically influential Conservative Party said yesterday.

Michael Long, the Conservative Party chairman, said Weld telephoned him last week to discuss such a candidacy. "He said he was giving consideration to the governor's race," Long said. "I got a sense he wasn't just exploring it; he was taking a very serious look at it."

Long said he agreed to meet with Weld sometime in the next few weeks to discuss the former Massachusetts governor's possible New York candidacy.

Long said Weld had indicated he had also discussed his interest in the race with New York's state GOP chairman, Stephen Minarik.


The more competitive they can make the NY races the better for the GOP elsewhere in '06.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

I liked Weld and I think he could do well in NY ... assuming he will stay engaged.

Posted by: Genecis at August 16, 2005 10:26 PM
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