October 17th, 2007
09:40 AM ET
15 years ago

Giuliani gets big endorsement

Texas Gov. Rick Perry endorsed Giuliani's presidential bid Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, trying to win support of conservatives despite differences on some social issues, Wednesday gained support from an opponent of his abortion stand.

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his endorsement of the former New York Mayor at a Washington news conference. Giuliani was at Perry’s side for the endorsement, made shortly before the Republican White House hopeful addressed the Club for Growth fall convention.

Perry, who opposes Giuliani’s position on abortion, said that was his biggest concern before making his decision. But the Texas Republican said he is confident Giuliani would nominate Supreme Court justices like conservatives John Roberts, Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito.

Texas had considered moving up its primary to February 5th, but the Lone Star State’s contest will stay in March.

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Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Maeve, Saxtons River, VT

    Big whoop.

    Texas has the weakest governorship in the nation (and by the way, look at who kept that seat lukewarm before Perry).

    The Texas governor's endorsement mean's little more than nothing, as it should, especially in this case, when Perry's personal values are being set aside just so he can back the guy he thinks might be able to go the distance.

    October 17, 2007 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Jim

    Well Ron Paul get MY endorsement!


    October 17, 2007 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    Giuliani shows short-sighted selfishness towards his wives, his children and again towards America with the wonderful "constitutional" murder of the line-item veto. So he got NYC 200 million back at the expense of putting back 200 trillion waste back into the government. And we're supposed to cheer because hey, he defeated Clinton...yes and every other president and taxpayer thereafter. Moron.

    October 17, 2007 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  4. Hooligan, Everywhere, America

    Wait until the rest of Dixie gets wind of the fact that Giuliani is Italian, a New Yorker and Catholic!

    It'll go over big at the weekly cross burnin'!!!

    October 17, 2007 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Sasha - Austin, Texas - Home of Rick Perry, Governor

    Firstly, let me state that I'm a registered Republican but an independent thinker. In all honesty, I'm not interested in Rudy Guliani or who endorses him. As a native of the state of Texas, I'm not altogether impressed with Rick Perry's policies or actions. However, he has the best hair of any political figure since Thomas Jefferson.

    October 17, 2007 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. Greg

    wonder who john kerry will endorse for 08? I say john edwards

    October 17, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Andrew, Austin TX

    You have to remember though, that Rick Perry only won the last election with 35% of the vote (25% voter turnout too...)

    October 17, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Brian, Austin TX

    this headline should really be

    "unpopular jerk in his home state of new york gets endorsed by an unpopular jerk from his home state of texas".

    October 17, 2007 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. Max, Austin, TX

    John Edwards is so jealous of that hair.

    October 17, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Jeff, Houston, Texas

    Wow. I was unaware an endorsement from Govenor Goodhair meant anything. We just tend to see him as a week-minded, ethically challenged governor in a weak governor state. You know, just like George was, only Rick can speak in words of up to three syllables with relative ease. All George could do for us was something like a blank stare. Wow. Learn something new everyday!

    October 17, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. James, Phoenix AZ

    "It'll go over big at the weekly cross burnin'!!!"


    Typical liberal... stereotypes southern conservatives as apart of the clan. Easy to do if you ignore the facts:

    – The only Congressman serving today that was apart of the KKK is (democrat) Robert Byrd.

    – The KKK played a significant role in the 1924 Democratic National Convention – known as the "klanbake" convention.

    – It was REPUBLICAN President Eisenhower that sent US troops to inforce Brown V Board (allowing black students to attend an all-white high school) against the obstructionist DEMOCRAT Governor Orval Faubus.

    Yeah – don't let the facts of history stand in your way of false stereotyping!

    October 17, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. joseph, austin, tx

    Amen, james from phoenix. besides rick cant be in the klan hes all for erasing our borders(mexico included) so as far as him being racist, no, selling out our country to the lowest bidder, yes. maybe the Amero will don his mug or maybe GW, I miss Ann Richards, she was great.

    October 17, 2007 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  13. Baby Razzle Dazzle Austin, Texas

    You guys that follow Rick around town, Austin that is. Ever wonder were the wife is? We think she is tied down in the basement. I think he would be one of the best VEEPS. He would be the first to have his own cabinet of real gay people

    October 17, 2007 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    OH PUKE !!!!
    It just keeps getting more sickening!

    October 17, 2007 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. ronnie - knoxville

    Chris in FL and Rodney in Dallas –

    if you don't think Rick Perry's endorsement doesn't matter, what do you think of Heidi Fleiss and Jenna Jameson making endorsement?

    October 18, 2007 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  16. Damion Seubert

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I'll certainly be back.

    August 7, 2014 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
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