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Former U.S. Representative from the state of New York


Enrico Anthony "Rick" Lazio is a former U.S. Representative from the state of New York. Lazio became well known nationally when he ran against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the U.S. Senate in New York's 2000 Senate election. Lazio also ran for the 2010 New York Republican gubernatorial nomination, but lost to Carl Paladino. Lazio remains on the November 2010 ballot for that office as the nominee of the Conservative Party of New York State.

Rick Lazio Info

Date of BirthMarch 13, 1958
Place of BirthAmityville, New York
Spouse (s)Patricia Moriarty Lazio
ChildrenMolly Ann, 17, Kelsey, 16
Political PartyRepublican Conservative
Alma materVassar College, American University - Washington College of Law
ReligionRoman Catholic
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer
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 While my heart beckons me forward, my head tells me that my continued presence on the Conservative line would simply lead to the election of Andrew Cuomo and the continuation of an entrenched political machine. I do not want to be responsible for that, and that is unacceptable, 
— Rick Lazio announcing that he is dropping his bid for governor of New York / September 27, 2010
 I strongly believe that Andrew Cuomo cannot bring about change. But I remain unconvinced that Carl Paladino will bring about the improvement that New Yorkers need, deserve, and want. 
— Rick Lazio is not endorsing Carl Paladino for Governor of NY / September 27, 2010