Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani named five prominent Republicans to his Massachusetts leadership team for his presidential exploratory committee.
As the Globe reported this morning, three are Republican state Senators.
Those making up Giuliani's team are former state Republican Chair Brian Cresta, state Senators Michael R. Knapik, Bruce Tarr, and Richard R. Tisei.
Brian Lees, who was the Senate Minority Leader from 1993-2006, also is backing Giuliani.
They join a number of Massachusetts Republicans who are not backing fellow Bay Stater Mitt Romney for president. Yesterday, former Governor Jane Swift announced she was supporting Arizona Senator John McCain.