Rudy Giuliani, the former Republican mayor of New York, was a lame duck riding out a controversial tenure when 9/11 changed everything.
Dubbed ‘America’s Mayor’ and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his steady leadership in the face of the nation’s worst terrorist attack, Giuliani has surprised many early critics.
Socially moderate, particularly on abortion and gun rights, political pundits predicted Giuliani would not fair well with conservative Republicans.
Though the votes have yet to be cast, New York’s former mayor has run a deft campaign, quieting doubters and drawing impressive support.
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