Senor, who is married to CNN host Campbell Brown, was the spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, where he developed a reputation as a tireless spinner for his
cause. He currently works for a private equity firm in Manhattan, and recently co-wrote a book on Israel's economy. He's also on the board of the Foreign Policy Initiative, a neo-conservative project founded by Bill Kristol, and he recently appeared on a conference call for reporters organized by the RNC, about President Obama's Afghanistan policy.
According to the Daily News, Senor has been working with both DC- and New-York-based political operatives, as he seeks to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who was appointed to the seat last year by Gov. David Paterson.
None of the other announced or potential candidates for the GOP nomination -- a group that includes Bruce Blakeman, who last year dropped out of the New York mayoral race, and David Malpass, a former Bear Stearns economist who worked in the Reagan administration -- has so far developed much traction.