Giuliani to lunch with Christie Wednesday
June 15th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani to lunch with Christie Wednesday

New York (CNN) – Presidential politics is surely one topic on the menu Wednesday as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have lunch. A source familiar with the meeting confirms to CNN the two Republican leaders will break bread in New York City. The meeting comes as Giuliani is said to be considering putting his hat into the Republican presidential ring, and Christie again stating he will not run this year for the GOP nomination.

Christie, who is popular among GOP activists, has met with several of the GOP presidential candidates.

"I'm 100 percent certain I'm not going to run," Christie said Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." He also said he has not seen a "best option" yet that could compete with President Obama.

Giuliani, who ran in 2008 avoiding some of the key early states, has traveled to New Hampshire several times this year–those close to him have previously said he is seriously considering another run. Several outside Republican consultants have said Giuliani would not have a good chance of winning the nomination this time around if he chooses to mount a campaign.

The former mayor will also confer with GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday in New York, who's been stirring up his own presidential buzz. Their meeting will take place the morning after the governor's speech to the New York County Republican Committee.

The source refused to speak on the record because of the sensitivity of the meeting.


Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Wonderful. The two Northeast Neanderthal Thugs of the Republican party will meet. What sort of monosyllabic grunts will be exchanged between "A Noun, A Verb and 911" and "I'm the G*****n Governor, and I'll do what I want"? Bet Christie really makes folks miss Corzine, now!

    June 15, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    I suppose he will drive this time?

    Nah.

    June 15, 2011 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  3. bb

    The GOP field IS still wide open. Not even the Republicans believe any of their candidates can win nationally. And I'm still not feeling a national majority acceptance of Christie. And Guiliani adds no credibility to any body. Why are you still writing stories about this guy anyway, CNN?

    June 15, 2011 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  4. ABM

    What a joke. What advice can he give this first termer who is smartly staying out of the race? Focus on Florida. Christie is a one-termer. There is a lot of voter remorse in NJ and the nation will not tolerate his bully tactics in the WH.

    June 15, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Presidential politics is surely one topic on the menu Wednesday as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have lunch.
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    Maybe Tubby the governer will do the world a favor and eat Rude-y Ghouliani. He's eaten everything else in sight but I'd give him a pass on this one. Rudy is a disgrace

    June 15, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Guiliani is past his prime. As for Christie, I don't want to see a big apple climbing into Marine One.

    June 15, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  7. Seattle Sue

    Rudy looks as though he may have had at least one too many lunches, Christie looks as though he has had way too many lunches.

    June 15, 2011 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If Christie runs for president in 2012, I have mixed feelings about him winning. It would get him out of NJ, but that would mean that he would be in charge and screwing up the rest of the country. I just hope that he realizes his brutality and negativity when facing his foes is a strength; just makes him look mean and nasty.

    June 15, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  9. FM

    Even Sarah and Trump had a Pizza lunch/dinner together, but never came out with a concrete discussion. These two will undergo the same path!

    June 15, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |