I wrote in this post that New York doesn't have a Ford in its future. Well, now if turns out that it doesn't have a Zuckerman in its future either.
Media and real estate tycoon Mort Zuckerman announced yesterday that, contrary to much speculation in recent days, he will not run for the Senate seat occupied by Kirsten Gillibrand.
That leaves it unclear who will represent the Republican Party in the special election for the last two years of the Senate term to which Hillary Clinton was reelected in 2006. Rumor has it that Republican former Governor George Pataki might throw his hat into the ring.