Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed Curtis Sliwa for mayor and taped a robocall urging fellow Republicans within the metropolis to vote for the Guardian Angels founder.
Giuliani, the previous two-term mayor who additionally served as former President Donald Trump’s private lawyer, might be a lift for Sliwa in his GOP major combat with Fernando Mateo.
Mateo, an advocate for taxi drivers and bodega house owners, met with Trump final week and made the case for the previous president to endorse him.
Within the taped cellphone message despatched to GOP voters , Giuliani referred to Sliwa as “my nice pal.”
“Once I ran for mayor Curtis and the Guardian Angels had been there to assist me win after which they had been there to assist me scale back crime and make our metropolis livable once more,” Giuiani mentioned.
“And you already know what [Mayor Bill] de Blasio did to town. Ha!’
Giuliani mentioned “we’d like Curtis”, calling him “the precise man, on the proper time in the precise place.”
“I’m voting for Curtis Sliwa and asking you to do the identical.”
Giuliani was, as mayor, credited with driving down crime and serving to town get better from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror assaults. He was as soon as praised as “America’s Mayor” and ran for president in 2008.
However he turned a extra polarizing determine in recent times, significantly after changing into Trump’s private lawyer.
In an odd flip of of occasions, Giuliani, the previous US Legal professional for the Southern District in Manhattan, is being investigated by the feds from the workplace he as soon as ran on whether or not he illegally lobbied on behalf of Ukrainians whereas making an attempt to dig up filth on Trump’s political rivals, together with President Biden.
Giuliani maintains his innocence.
In the meantime his son, Andrew Giuliani, is working for governor.
The first is June 22 however early voting begins on Saturday.
Responding to Giuliani’s backing of Sliwa, Mateo marketing campaign supervisor Lou Migliore responded, “Very stunning and disappointing that President Trump’s lawyer is supporting a By no means Trump candidate.”
Sliwa endorsed a 3rd occasion candidate Brock Pierce. a former-actor and businessman, for president final 12 months.