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Giuliani's Florida friends



The word is Rudy Giuliani's liberal social positions doom his chances to win the GOP presidential nomination. Well, don't tell that to state Rep. Thad Altman, a staunch Giuliani supporter who consistently earns an "A" rating from the Christian Coalition of Florida. The Melbourne Republican says lots of his social conservative friends are enthusiastic about Giuliani.

"Certain individuals have the ability to transcend individual issues, and Rudy Giuliani is one of those. He’s Reaganesque in that regard,’’ Altman said. "When world events take a certain direction there always seems to be someone who emerges because it’s their time to lead. I think Mayor Giuliani represents that. If he’s elected president we can feel secure in America.’’

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:32pm]


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