Rudy Giuliani's campaign said today that a former veteran Florida congressman is supporting him, an endorsement he hopes will boost his prospects in the make-or-break primary on Tuesday.
Clay Shaw, a former Fort Lauderdale mayor, represented the area in Congress from 1981 until he lost his seat in the Democratic surge in 2006. He plans to campaign with Giuliani in Boca Raton on Thursday, leading up to the MSNBC debate.
"I have long admired Rudy's dedication to conservative fiscal principles," Shaw said in a statement issued by the Giuliani campaign. "As mayor, he cut taxes, turned deficits into surpluses, and created economic growth in New York City. Republicans need Mayor Giuliani's strong leadership and his commitment to keeping taxes low and restraining government spending."