(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.
WHO CARES? Gulliani is still playing "Wanna-Be Politician". LOL.
This guy is truly a joke. He doesn't even realize that everyone is laughing AT HIM, not with him. DAH.
The GOP, the party of tone-deaf idiots!!
Giuliani has NO Star Power!
A verb, a noun and 9/11.
Christie will be just another rubber stamper for the Republican Party. He'll vote along party lines only. The American people will on their own if this guy is elected.
Christie will vote strictly along the republican Party lines. This is a guy who thinks of himself first.
I guess it's safe to say he has lost that election.
Rudy Giuliani is an apology to the United States of America. He's the biggest piece of GARBAGE in New York.
This might be enough to put him over the top--Corzine, of course.
Who would trust Giuliani after he made a fool of himself during the Republican convention in '08. The guy does not have any credibility.
Is an endorsment by him really helpful?
Now if we could only get "Piccolo Duce" to stay in New Jersey (we'll throw in Staten Island as a bonus!)
That's his kiss of death, who cares what Rudy thinks. he probable doesn't know Mr. Christie from a can of paint. Corzine will spend him into obsecurity.
SO? Is this a surprise? I think Giuliani just looks for camera's to jump in front of. Can he throw a few 9ll's in there for good measure?
Wasn't there a Christie Gov. in NJ in the past?
What weight does the Big G have in New Jersey? ....of geez...never mind!
One looser endorsing another looser.
Endorse? is only as good as the Horse...
Noun, verb, 911.
Rudy is a joke and a has been. Maybe he should get back in drag and run him...er...herself
Oh yeah, like his endorsement means anything these days....If I was Christie I would say "thanks, but no thanks"....
Dont know why "anyone" would now believe anything the wife cheating Giuliana would do or say...
Uh, yea, good luck with that.
There goes your six point lead wrong guy to get an endorsement from Rudy wow.
Liberals are going down after this stimulus pork garbage. Obama didn't even wait a month and this pork spending bill is a sign of things to come.
"prominent national Republicans like Giuliani are expected to lend their star power to the race." STARPOWER? DIDN'T DO HIM MUCH GOOD FOR THE RUN ON THE REPUB PRES CANDIDACY DID IT? WITH FRIENDS LIKE RUDY, WHO NEEDS OPPOSITION?
Rudy's endorsement is enough reason to vote for the Democrat.