(CNN) – New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie picked up the support of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday, one more sign that the GOP establishment is coalescing around the former U.S. attorney as he hopes to unseat Democrat John Corzine.
Though Christie isn’t the only man running for the Republican nomination, he’s quickly cemented his status as the frontrunner since entering the race earlier this month, and has picked up the backing of hundreds of Republican state officials. Last week, he secured the endorsement of New Jersey’s former governor Tom Kean.
With Corzine looking vulnerable - he trailed Christie by six points in a recent Quinnipiac poll - prominent national Republicans like Giuliani are expected to lend their star power to the race.
Giuliani said his fellow former prosecutor is “a decisive leader who knows how to make the tough decisions.” He also praised Christie’s commitment to urban revitalization, a central plank of his gubernatorial bid.
“I am humbled to have the support of Mayor Giuliani, whose strong leadership made New York City a better place and positively affected the lives of so many New Jerseyans,” Christie said.
Giuliani has also raised money for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, who, like Christie, is aiming to take back the office from Democrats this fall.
They must play dress up together.
Never trust a man with a first name for a last name. Oh, nevermind. Never trust a Republican, period.
Giuliani endorsing Christie is exactly the kind of miracle Corzine needs to turn this race around and win.
You can call me a biased liberal if you want, but I'm just basing my facts on the Republican primaries...democrats may know Giuliani as " a noun...a verb...and 9/11", but according to Republican's votes, he is hardly star power.
can it be any worse than the GOV who was meeting men at truckstops?
So he will loose now.
What an endorsement !!
Boy, that would do it for me. Everyone he has endorsed, including himself, has been a loser. Here's hoping you keep up the good work Rudy.
Another has been!
Doesn't Giulliani have anything better to do with his time? Like playing dress up or something
My standard poodle could do a better job than Jon Corzine. It is surprising because Corzine was a businessman and messed up our State even more. Although the corrupt Democrats in our State will some how win again like always.
I'm supporting Rick Merkt anyway!
I' m a Democrat and I have seen a lot of references to 9/11,whats that ??
Too Bad...I didn't see the name of Lonegan mentioned...he is a true conservative....Rudy and Tom Kean are Bush Republicans....big spenders...they are liberals....there are more conservative Democrats out there.....Lonegan is the best man to start this country's return to true Ronal Reagan type conservatism...you can water down conservatism...it's just not the same
I find it hilarious thyat some people here are so hate filled against republicans,calling them names,insulting its members,calling their black membership "tokens",and then they have the audacity to call the GOP the party of hate!!!
The man's name is Jon Corzine, not John. There are only a million websites you could have used to check the spelling of the governor's name, so I understand your error.
Ah Rudy – with his razor sharp political instincts, quite an endorsement. How many primaries did Rudy win again? Oh, that's right....none.
Thanks for nothin' Mr. Noun-Verb-9/11 – you big phony.
Reggie's right on. Corzine has been nothing but trouble for new Jersey.
Aside from all the corruption charges, he has raised taxes, cut funding to Rutgers University, and strongarmed every bill through the legislature.
It's time for a change.
It's Jon Corzine, not John.
who cares? rudy is just sour grapes.
Rudy's support is a death blow to Christie!
I'm from NJ. I do have to say things are not good here. While I hate voting Republican, the Democrats here are no better and Corzine is a slug. Time to give the Republicans a chance.