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Monday, April 25, 2005
Well, this is interesting
Former Mass governor William Weld, who famously lost a high profile Senate race to John Kerry in 1996 (why he wanted to go from a governor to a senator is anyone's guess), is in talks to run for Governor of New York, where he's lived for 5 years.

I don't know of any other time someone has attempted to govern two states. It's an interesting idea, and probably the GOP's best shot against Spitzer. But Weld's not an exceptionally likeable guy (at least he's not on tape I've seen of him from '96), and Spitzer has pretty solid support at least in New York City. But New York has shown somewhat of a willingness to give a platform to high-profile politicians from other states (a certain junior senator comes to mind).

It will be interesting to see where this goes.

Weld is currently a partner in Leeds Weld & Co., a private equity firm. For totally unnecessary full disclosure, I've had dinner a number of times with Gloria and Ira Leeds, whose son Jefferey Leeds is Weld's partner.
posted by CB @ 10:38 AM  
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