November 24th, 2007
10:18 AM ET
6 years ago

Giuliani to get endorsement of a New Hampshire mayor

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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Filed under: New Hampshire • Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
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  1. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    "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.

    Now here's a smart Mayor!

    November 24, 2007 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Daniel, NY

    A stunning new general election poll of red Kentucky was just released, and has Clinton leading in all 4 of her match-ups against the GOP. Link.

    November 24, 2007 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    Okay Daniel, here is another example of not being on topic.

    This is New Hampshire, not Kentucky... An Endorsement, not a Poll... A Primary Election to be held in two months time, not a General Election held in another year...

    But I suppose we will have to endure your dream of this woman, Ms Clinton, (who is not really being from NY but from somewhere else only in NY because Chuck Shumer is providing his political machine for backing her for his own political gain) actually getting somewhere, and getting something worthwhile done for OUR Country, NOT for CHINA or someone else who can afford a Pardon or a Night in the Lincoln Bedroom!

    Just remember, a poll is just a poll, made up of a small number of selected possible voters who happen to be home when the phone rang, and not an actual counting of people who care about what really goes on! Let's see what November brings us!

    November 24, 2007 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Scott J. Hoffman, Perrysburg Ohio

    Ron Paul is the only candidate that can return America to prosperity. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Giuliani campaign is paying people off to get endorsements. Have these people not looked at his record. He left the city with a 4.3 billion dollar deficit, led a sanctuary city for illegals, drastically intruded upon civil liberties in an effort to curb crime – FACSISM ANYONE, and botched the management of 911 that caused 100's of first responders their lives. Anyone who think Rudy Giuliani is a viable presidential candidate needs to watch these videos, which detail the rampant ineffectiveness, botched management, corruption, and flip flopping that has characterized Giuliani's political career.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHEhODJ0ECk&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynXeuYpKtvE&feature=related

    November 24, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. Chris, Pensacola FL

    You might be on to something Scott. However, I can tell what kind of person Rudy is just by looking at his pictures that CNN puts up. They are all dark, mischiveous, and very impersonal.

    Look at this one, the downcast and trodden face. The hands collapsed as if he just tied a woman to the railroad tracks.

    With the exception of Ron Pauls pictures that CNN KNOWS they put up, Rudy doesn't have ONE good picture. You can tell alot by pictures.

    November 24, 2007 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. Tim, Minneaplois,Mn

    Unreal. The majority of the American people want out of Iraq. So endorsing anyone that wants more war isn't doing the will of the people. That's why everyone thinks this is a possible kickback situation.

    November 24, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. PROVIDENCE, RI

    To Keith James: I feel sorry for you, but you have a right to your own opinion. You are supporting Giuliani, who exploits 911,spreads fear, and he knows a noun, a verb, and 911 (Biden). In my opinion, he will NOT be the Republican nominee, because he does not have conservative values- he walked with gays and drag queens in the gay pride, he lives with two men, and he was married three times. If his personal life is so unstable, how can you trust him as a President? Think! Think real hard... Also, I see your post in every ticker bashing Hillary. You must HATE Hillary, but Hillary is millinos times better than the clown, Rudy...

    November 24, 2007 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Jim in Orlando, FL

    Unreal. The majority of the American people want out of Iraq. So endorsing anyone that wants more war isn't doing the will of the people. That's why everyone thinks this is a possible kickback situation.

    Posted By Tim, Minneaplois,Mn : November 24, 2007 2:50 pm

    Yes, but they do not want a complete withdrawal tomorrow either, which is something the Dems forget to mention. The "majority" favor a phased withdrawal, not a set timetable, which allows to Iraqi's to fill the void so that there is not a vacuum of order and an increase in violence. There is a huge difference between wanting it to end, and choosing the means to an end. We all want it to end. The Dems will continue to miss the boat, keep with the low congressional poll numbers, etc, until they stop letting Move-On be the tail that wags the dog, and making everything partisan politics and getting nothing done on other agendas. If it were as you say, then a republican wouldn't be close in the polls to Clinton, or other Dems. That McCain and Guiliani hold their own against her says it all. Get your "what the majority of Americans want" straight.

    November 24, 2007 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  9. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    Does not the Mafia abound in this New Hampshire?

    November 24, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Giulian looks like a thug. I don't think any serious American is going to vote for this guy. If you find this guy in a dark corner, you can run away thinking he is a killer. Scarely face indeed.

    Hillary the best option.

    November 24, 2007 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  11. Steve, Lyons, CO

    Giuliani,most capable of winning the NATIONAL election?

    You mean, the 9-11 exploiter whose own family hates him and thinks he shouldn't run for president? A twice-divorced non-family man?

    How did a man as stupid as Guinta become Mayor of Manchester anyway? Doesn't say much about the citizens there.

    November 25, 2007 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  12. FV, Tampa, FL

    Rudy is a Terrorist.

    November 25, 2007 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  13. Steve, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Rudy got another endorsement? What kind of deal did he make with him? Makes one wonder what kind of deal he made to get Pat Robertson to endorse him. No way would I vote for anyone who gets the blessing of a right wing looney tune like Pat Robertson.

    November 25, 2007 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  14. Emery, Toronto, Canada

    What more do these two have in common? Does Mr. Guinta also prefer a thug as police chief?

    Steve of LYONS, CO – good question, but Giuliani is no brain surgeon either.

    November 26, 2007 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. rudy? nah! ny ny

    KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    you are everywhere posting comments, I am yet to see one that really, really makes any sense, get it?

    smart mayor? takes one to know one.

    November 26, 2007 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  16. Kevin, Manchester, NH

    I am a Republican voter from Manchester and I have to say that Guinta's endorsement of Giuliani makes me LESS likely to vote for Giuliani. I don't think he's been a very good mayor.

    November 26, 2007 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  17. Marco, New York, NY

    Rudy without a doubt is the best GOP candidate and is the only one who has a shot to beat Hillary. Rudy is true leader and has excellent dipolomacy which is needed today to run our country. I might also add that he is extremely intelligent.

    I am a registered democratic, but there is no way in hell, I would vote for Hillary. She is a pure politician and as phony as they come with no real conviction.

    I will be crossing party lines and voting for Rudy.

    November 28, 2007 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |

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