Giuliani is scheduled to spend the weekend campaigning in New Hampshire.
(CNN)–Rudy Giuliani will receive the endorsement Saturday of Mayor Frank Guinta of Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The paper said the announcement was scheduled 2:30pm eastern at Manchester City Hall, and that Guinta would be named campaign co-chairman for the state of New Hampshire.
Guinta was quoted in the paper as saying that as a fellow mayor, "I can identify with [Giuliani] on those things that are most important to people, making the city safer and stronger and continuing a vibrant economy. That record is what we need in the White House, and he is the individual who is most capable" of winning the general election.
New Hampshire, with its status as the first state to hold a primary, plays an important role in the presidential nominating contest. New Hampshire Secretary of State, Bill Gardner, announced earlier this week that the primary would be held on January 8, 2008.
Giuliani was scheduled to spend the weekend campaigning in New Hampshire.
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