Giuliani Not Running For Governor; Cuomo Becomes The Frontrunner

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So reports The New York Times, which has learned of Giuliani's decision from "people who have been told" of it. Giuliani hasn't announced it publicly, so this is all second-hand so far. This now makes Attorney General Andrew Cuomo the consensus frontrunner: Gov. David Paterson's (D) is very unpopular in the state, and former Rep. Rick Lazio of Long Island is the only Republican who has announced a bid. A Rasmussen poll released yesterday showed Cuomo beating Lazio 57 percent to 29 percent; against Giuliani, Rasmussen reported a much, much closer race, with Cuomo leading Giuliani by three percentage points, 49 to 46.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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