Readers have suggested that Justice Jeanine’s no-nonsense approach strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution would have made her an ideal candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court.
She is a big fan of Donald Trump and the feeling is apparently mutual.
However legal issues and breaking the law along with her husband make her selection improbable.
1986 governor’s race
In May 1986, Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew O’Rourke selected Pirro to be his running mate.
However, two days later, Pirro withdrew without giving a reason and was quickly replaced by Michael Kavanagh.
2006 U.S. Senate campaign
On August 10, 2005, Pirro announced that she would seek the Republican nomination to challenge first-term incumbent senator Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, in the 2006 election for U.S. Senator from New York.
Other Republicans who announced campaigns for the nomination were John Spencer, a former mayor of Yonkers, William Brenner, an attorney in Sullivan County, and attorney Edward Cox, the son-in-law of former president Richard Nixon.
In a widely publicized moment when she was declaring her candidacy, Pirro misplaced page 10 of her speech and went silent for 32 seconds, something that is widely considered to have damaged her campaign before it even started.
During an appearance at the Crime Victims Resource Center, Pirro described herself this way: “I am red on fiscal policy.
Republican governor George Pataki‘s endorsement of Pirro caused Cox to withdraw from the race, leaving Pirro as the likely nominee.
Donors to Pirro’s political campaign included designer Tommy Hilfiger (also a native of Elmira) and Donald Trump, as well as contractors and real estate executives who had done business with her husband.
On December 21, 2005, after continuing pressure from party chiefs, a lagging fundraising effort, and polls showing she would be easily defeated by Clinton (a Quinnipiac University poll found Pirro would lose to Clinton 62 percent to 30 percent), Pirro dropped out of the Senate race.
Could that poll have been rigged and the Justice had no desire to end up in a Clinton body bag?
In a statement, she said “I have decided that my law enforcement background better qualifies me for a race for New York State attorney general than a race for the United States Senate.
“Spencer was eventually chosen as the Republican Party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate.
2006 State attorney general campaign
Main article: New York attorney general election, 2006
On May 31, 2006, Pirro, unopposed for the nomination, became the Republican party’s official candidate for attorney general by acclamation at the state GOP convention.
November 21, 2017