One Million From Malpass

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Former White House finance aide David Malpass is putting $1 million of his own money into his likely run for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a spokeswoman said today.

“This chunk of money should demonstrate to people he’s serious about the race,” said spokesman Jessica Proud. “He has also started the process of reaching out to donors and building out a finance committee, names of which will be forthcoming. ”

Malpass is expected to announce his intentions next month. He’d joined a potentially crowded field to challenge Gillibrand, who is seeking election to the post after being appointed in January 2009.

Former Nassau County legislator Bruce Blakeman is running, as his former Westchester County Rep. Joseph DioGuardi. Also considering a run are county executives Edward Diana and Scott Vanderhoef.

But one name came off the list today: former Bush administration adviser Dan Senor, who surprisingly announced today he will not seek the GOP nomination against Gillibrand.

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  1. objective observer on

    Malpass is the only one who has a shot in this race. He has a really solid background — Reagan White House and Bush 41.
    He can also raise money.

    Blakeman and DioGuardi just aren’t in the same league. Maybe one of them could fight the good fight in a state senate race.

  2. objective observer on

    The Susie Oppenheimer race would be apprpriate for Dio Guardi. He’s qualified for that. He could make a respectable run at that.

  3. Has anyone seen the check, not that I don’t trust him I just like see the money before the filling period.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was

    Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli

    No More Schumer, Pelosi, Rangel,Engel, and Arthur Finkelstein & Co
    “After Four Years of Scandals it is time for Levy/Faso/Callaghan/Garcia”

  4. Joe DioGuardi has an excellent record and solid agenda to take over Gillibrands appointed seat in the Senate. Joe has the right platform that we need to take America back.

    Fiscal responsibility is what it all boils down to. He’s got my vote!

  5. I agree with Michelle Pierce. Joe DioGuardi has a proven record of promoting fiscal responsibility through transparent government: http://www.truthingovernment.com. Furthermore, DioGuardi, unlike any other Republican candidate or Gillibrand, knows the books (he is CPA) and we all know that unless you get the books straight, this nation is headed towards a very vulnerable future.
    DioGuardi has offered viable solutions to bring New York and America back on its solid feet. Visit http://www.dioguardiforussenate.com for more information.