WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republican ex-mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani won backing for his 2008 presidential bid from billionaire publisher Steve Forbes, who will also help lead his campaign, Giuliani’s team said.
Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine which publishes an annual list of the world’s richest people, will act as co-chair on the national campaign and as senior policy advisor to Giuliani, who is favorite to win his party’s nomination for the presidency early next year.
Forbes himself sought the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1996 and 2000.
“Steve and I share an economic vision that embraces supply-side economics, tax relief, and spending restraint,” Giuliani said in a statement released by his campaign team.
“As mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani showed how exercising fiscal discipline, including tax cuts, lowers deficits, spurs economic growth, and increases revenue,” Forbes was quoted as saying in the statement.
“It is time the rest of the country benefit from a true fiscal conservative leader who gets real results.”
Giuliani leads the Republican field with a campaign built on his role as New York mayor during 2001, when he won praise for his handling of the aftermath of the devastating September 11 attacks.
Wow…..I’d say Rudy has unlimited funding…..Steve Forbes VP ? Uhhh Nate?