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March 11, 2011

Update And Correction On Scarborough For Senate Story

Last night word spread that Senator John Cornyn was trying to recruit MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to run for the Senate from Florida.

This seemed like an unconscionable effort by Cornyn to double-down on his Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio stupidity. Now it appears the original story had the state wrong. It's not Florida but New York that Cornyn was talking to Scarborough about.

Brian Walsh, communications director of the community, said NRSC chairman John Cornyn had a "casual conversation" during the 2010 election cycle with Scarborough about the ex-congressman possibly running for a Senate seat -- but in New York.

That makes a lot more sense.

So other than the state and the election year, the originally story got everything right. Multiple layers of fact checking and all.

Added: Both NY Senators, Schumer (regular 6 yr term) and Gillibrand (a special election for the last 2 years of Hillary's! term) were on the ballot last November. Gillibrand will be on the ballot again in '12 for a full term. I'd actually love to see Scarbrorough challenger her (he's good for NY, terrible for Florida) but if he didn't run when she was a vulnerable first time statewide candidate, I doubt he'll run against her in a presidential year after she has 3 years under her belt. No, the Chuck and Kirsten show will play in NY for as long as they want.

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posted by DrewM. at 11:07 AM

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