Senor Appears At NY Fundraiser With Cantor, Fueling Speculation Of Senate Run


House Minority Whip Eric Cantor was scheduled to be a special guest at a Manhattan fundraiser last night which was also attended by potential Senate candidate Dan Senor.

Senor, who was an advocate of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and is said to be considering a challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), was on the host committee of a fundraiser for Randy Altschuler. (That means he contributed or raised $5,000 to the campaign.) Altschuler is one of several Republicans running for the House seat held by Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY).Senor has reportedly been urged to run by top Republicans, including former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), chairman of the NRSC, Michael Long, the influential leader of New York’s Conservative Party, and Ed Cox, the chair of the state GOP.