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King in, out – and in again?

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

King had indicated that he would run but last September signaled that he was out of the 2010 race. Now, according to a report in the Capitol Hill daily paper, The Hill, King is reconsidering his decision not to run for the Senate in November.
King, a co-chair of the congressional Ad Hoc Committee for Irish Affairs, said on the “Imus in the Morning” radio show that he was now considering a run.
“I am looking at it. A lot of people have come to me,” King said.
“It’s a great experience being in the House. Being the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, I’ve been in a position to get a lot done for the city and the state. But I am looking at the statewide race,” he said.
King reckons that he would have to raise a sum between $30 million and $40 million to mount a meaningful Senate challenge. His Senate ambitions are likely being fueled the probability that redistricting could end up eliminating his Long Island House district.

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