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Rick Lazio Planning Run for NY Governor

Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 04:13 PM

By Ronald Kessler

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Former Long Island congressman Rick Lazio is apparently running for governor of New York.

The Republican has made no public announcement, but has formed a campaign committee. His Web site uses language that points to a run. It says the 2010 governor's race is "critical" to New York's future and promises that "if elected," he'll get the state moving.

Lazio lost to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2000 Senate race.

Identifying himself as a "former congressman," Lazio put out a statement Thursday recommending that the state Senate and Assembly be replaced with one body.

His spokesman didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

© 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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