11/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rudy Giuliani Pushed To Run For Senate Seat Against Gillibrand

Top state Republicans will urge former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to abandon his interest in running for governor and run instead against unelected US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, The Post has learned.

The appeal, expected within a few weeks, comes in the wake of Giuliani's embarrassing defeat in his effort to block Manhattan lawyer Ed Cox, ex-President Richard Nixon's son-in-law, from becoming the state GOP chairman.

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