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Rudy's at home in south Fl



Campaigning in Delray Beach, among Republicans and Democrats alike singing his praises, Rudy Giuliani barely seemed to have left home as he was surrounded by Yankees ball caps and Bronx and Brooklyn accents.

"Mr. Mayor, we loved you in New York. We need you for the country!" a person shouted from the crowd."Congratulations, from a former Garment District worker for the great job you did cleaning up the district!" yelled another.

"It's a little like being in New York," Giuliani beamed, pressing the flesh before heading to a private fundraising reception.

Giuliani has spent a lot of time in Florida campaigning for the likes of Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and Mel Martinez. But even leading in most polls and nearly 11 months before the Florida primary, he is well behind Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in organizing a Florida campaign. More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:31pm]


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