Report: 'Apprentice' star Donald Trump mulling gubernatorial bid
UPI News Service, 12/30/2005
New York Republicans have spawned speculation that Donald Trump could be making a bid to replace outgoing Gov. George Pataki.
Senate GOP leader Joseph Bruno told reporters in Albany, N.Y., Thursday a wealthy mystery candidate was "thinking" about seeking the party's backing for a gubernatorial run, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
While Bruno refused to name the mystery candidate, the Daily News said its sources confirmed he is The Donald.
"When it gets public, you are all going to become excited, interested, and will want to write about it," Bruno said. "This person is thinking about it, and I bet you you'll vote for him if he ends up running."
The star of NBC's "The Apprentice" could not be reached for comment, the Daily News said.