Former Bush advisor Senor considering N.Y. Senate run?

Dan Senor might try to overcome taint of association with Iraq war for campaign in blue state

Published February 24, 2010 9:17PM (EST)

Because it's always good to get a little surprise news in your day: Dan Senor, who served as an advisor to former President George W. Bush and was the chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority, is reportedly considering a Senate run... in New York.

It seems pretty hard to believe that anyone who once served as the public face of the Iraq War could win statewide office in New York. But Senor would, if he ran and got the Republican nomination, be facing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who's not exactly a political juggernaut. And if a Republican can win a special election to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, hey, maybe anything can happen. Still, Senor would likely need a few dozen miracles to have a real shot.

Speaking of Senor, if you haven't seen it already, our own Mike Madden has a piece elsewhere on the site about "retreads" running for Congress on the Republican line this year that's worth reading. It's here.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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