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NY Rep. King Mulling Possible WH Bid

Friday, 27 May 2011 10:42 AM

Put down Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., as another New Yorker floating the idea of running from the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. First, it was business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, followed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki, who have all flirted with the idea, Fox News reported Friday.

peter, king, gop, run"I would consider it," King said.' "I'm not taking my name back."

The chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee on Long Island threw out Kings name earlier in the week as a possible candidate. King said it was an honor to be considered.

"I'm not going to Iowa or New Hampshire," he said, "but I'm not going to tell them to stop."

But, of course, there’s a caveat: King said he would only run if his friend, Giuliani, didn’t.

"Right now, there's no candidate who's articulating the message that Rudy would have – really tough on security, both homeland security and national security," King said, "and he has a proven record of cutting spending and cutting taxes."

But if there’s no Rudy, well then there could be a King.

"Obviously, if Rudy jumps in, I would support Rudy, but if not - I'll see what happens," he said. "Stranger things have happened."

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