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10th August

First Published in The New York Sun, August 10, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Rarely has a candidacy been more anticipated than that of Jeanine Pirro, the savvy Westchester County district attorney. This is a reflection not only of Mrs. Pirro’s telegenic qualities but also of just how dire the situation is in the New York State Republican Party.

In a party that is now in a desperate search for talent, she had her choice of which office to seek. She could have run for governor, the post state Republicans desperately need to retain, or she could have run for state attorney general, the post she was most likely to win. But she opted instead to run for the United States Senate, against Senator Clinton, the race in which she is least likely to succeed. Why? (more…)