Rudy's Soulful Exit

Giuliani opens his heart and leaves the Senate race. But Hillary may have a tough time beating his heir

The New York senate race this year was going to be the Clash of the Titans--Hillary vs. Rudy, no last names needed. So when one of the titans quit the contest last Friday, all the gas went out of the race, right?

Wrong. Rudy Giuliani's decision to drop out wasn't a huge surprise--the New York City mayor is battling prostate cancer and his wife just hired a fancy divorce lawyer--but it was a personal drama of operatic proportions, a thunderclap so loud that mere politics couldn't account for it. And Hillary Rodham Clinton may find that Giuliani's likely replacement, Long Island...

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