Rick Lazio, former L.I. Congressman and the guy who ran for a Senate seat against Hillary Clinon, feels good about his 2010 chances, after GOP gubernatorial victories in NJ and Virginia. He told WCBS 2, "Tuesday was, to me, very much a validation of my message. Government has become unresponsive, unaccountable and the people have lost faith." Marist pollster Lee Miringoff said, "Clearly, economic discontent is running extensively throughout the electorate as are the winds of change. If your first name is 'governor' right now, it makes it hard," adding, "People don't know who [Lazio] is, so there is not great name recognition there. So this is all potential." But if Governor Paterson's last ditch efforts don't work, Lazio may have to face...Andrew Cuomo.
NJ, VA Republican Wins Encourage Lazio's Gov Run
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