Rudy Giuliani Endorses Romney, Rules Out VP Job

He says he'd have endorsed pal Gingrich if he'd run a better campaign
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2012 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani officially endorsed Mitt Romney in a Fox News appearance today, putting aside any lingering animosity from their 2008 contest—and his longstanding friendship with Newt Gingrich. Giuliani had spoken glowingly of Gingrich earlier in the campaign, and says he would have endorsed him if he'd run a better campaign. "I think Mitt has won fair and square," he said, according to the Washington Post. "Who better than Mitt Romney to carry our banner?"

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Giuliani also dismissed out of hand any talk that he might be part of Romney's veepstakes, CNN reports. "I'm not on the list for running mate. I'm sure of that," he said. Romney issued a statement after Giuliani's appearance, saying he was "very proud to earn the support of such a distinguished leader" and that he looked "forward to his help in the months ahead." (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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