Giuliani To File ‘Statement Of Candidacy’ In US Presidential Race February 5, 2007Posted by notapundit in US News.
WASHINGTON (AP)–Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor whose popularity soared after his response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, was moving closer to a full-fledged campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday.
In a sign that he’s serious about running for the White House, the two-term mayor was filing a so-called “statement of candidacy” with the Federal Election Commission. In the process, he was eliminating the phrase “testing the waters” from earlier paperwork establishing his exploratory committee, said an official close to Giuliani’s campaign.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting any disclosure by Giuliani.