Giuliani Not Running For Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibirand (D-NY) can breathe easy for now as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani may not be challenging her seat in 2010 after all. Politico's Ben Smith reports that a spokeswoman for Giuliani emailed him to deny rumors Thursday that the 2008 presidential candidate would run for senate, writing "It's not true." Smith notes that Giuliani scoffed at the idea of a senate run when asked about it before, telling Michael Crowley in a recent New York Magazine piece that "My value is in running things."