(CNN) – Rudy Giuliani hopes he can be the closer in West Virginia, where Republicans are trying to win back a Senate seat that's been held by Democrats for more than half a century.
The former New York City mayor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate will team up in the state Monday with businessman John Raese, the Republican's Senate nominee. The Raese campaign says the two men will join forces at rallies in Bridgeport and Clarksburg, West Virginia, on the day before the midterm elections.
Raese faces off next week against popular two-term Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin. The winner of the special election in November will fill out the final two years of the term of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, who died earlier this year. Byrd was first elected to the Senate in 1958.
The most recent polls indicate the race is neck and neck and top non-partisan political handicappers describe the contest as a toss-up.
Last week Giuliani campaigned with Senate nominee Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and earlier this month he teamed up in California with GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiornina.
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Giuliani???? The good people of West Virginia are going to be swayed by a New Yorker, to vote for a man who is has not lived in their state for more than 2 years?
Please Teapublicans stop insulting America!
Giuliani? If I was the republican candidate I would be very worried by now if all the republican party could scare up to help me is Giuliani. You never know what is going to come out of this guy's mouth.
More like the fear-monger and fraud. Say hi to your sidekick Bernie Kerik in federal prison btw.
West Virginia for democrats
Before only republicans best for national security now Obama doing better job than republicans Mr.Giuliani
The polls for West Virginia are all over the place. This one will probably the tightest race. It will be the 10th Republican pick up if they get it and would give them the majority. I hope they get it.
It looks like the 'STUPID' fairy is going to sprinkle his pixie dust all over WVa.
While I would not vote for John Raese anyway, I can't imagine how Mr. a noun, a verb and 911 would help him or anyone for that matter. Mr. a noun, a verb and 911 has stretched his 15 minutes way too long as it is. The American people told him as much when he tried to get the nomination of his party. Even his own party didn't want him not to mention the rest of America. I'm sure he's a legend in his own mind but that's where it stops.
I have a feeling that the silent majority will speak out next Tuesday as they did in 2008, much to the surprise of all the experts, the GOP and the Tea Baggers who think they are going to stay home. Be on the lookout for a real November surprise.
Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.
Giuliani is old news. He can run for something on the East Coast, because we sure in the hell do not care for him in the West Coast. Did he ask permission from the QUITTER to speak?
Free Rick Sanchez! Give him another change!
What a windbag. But the toothless hicks down there will eat it up. Have a nice day!
Here we go again, a noun, a verb and 911, Giuliani trying to throw his hat into the circus ring.
Mr. "noun, verb, and 9/11" relating to West Virginians. I would be interested to hear what they think. My husband's family is from WV. Giuliani doesn't seem like a good fit.
Giuliani has as much pull as dead rat.
9/11 a Noun & a Verb well that is all Guiliani has to offer. Oh wait Guiliani also has his wife/mistress, he has his children who hates him and he got 1, yes I said 1 and Just 1 delegate from running for President. So why do he think he the closer when all he is, is the LOSER.
If this idiot ever run for president again I wll die.
Rudy is going to help out the Republicans in WV. Wow!!!!!
Every circus needs a clown.....Go Rudy!!
Pandering to the Gomers. Has he no shame? Have a nice weekend!
Mr. Raese running for the Senate in West Virginia will not fool the people! They know who he is. Here is a little information about John Raese:
"America is in an industrial coma" says Raese, he blames "the restrictor plate that is the bloated federal government" and goes on to say, "I can't think, of very many times when a government agency has helped me."
RAESE received $2.3 MILLION in contracts from the FEDERAL government since 2000! Plus he has received $32 MILLION in contracts from the state government! Looks like RAESE is doing far better than MOST people in West Virginia!
... Italian song "What time are you coming tonight; "Ducha, Ducha" an Italian song about Mussolini
Yankee carpetbagger telling the people of West virginia how to vote?