Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, right, lifts Tim Pawlenty’s arm during a campaign rally at the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters headquarters for the Republican governor Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 in St. Louis Park, Minn. Pawlenty is seeking re-election in a race against Democrat Mike Hatch, Minnesota’s attorney general.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has taken the first step in a 2008 presidential bid, GOP officials said Monday.
The former mayor filed papers to create the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee, Inc., establishing a panel that would allow him to raise money for a White House run and travel the country.
The four-page filing, obtained by The Associated Press, lists the purpose of the non-profit corporation “to conduct federal ‘testing the waters’ activity under the Federal Election Campaign Act for Rudy Giuliani.”
John McCain started the 2008 presidential campaign season last week. Rudy Giuliani is right in the hunt for the presidency.
Giuliani is the front-runner and leads in the polls.
Let the campaign begin.
Next, Mitt Romney will announce.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (C) speaks at a news conference as he is joined by Californiaâ€™s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (R) in Santa Monica, California, August 17, 2006, urging California voters to support Proposition 83, Jessica’s Law on the November 2006 ballot. Proposition 83 calls for electronically monitoring sex offenders for life via a GPS system as well as allowing prosecutors to charge criminals who posses child pornography with a felony. Prop. 83 was passed overwhelmingly by voters last week.
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