Having embarrassed Mayor Bloomberg sufficiently for one election, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is running around endorsing other candidates. Today he backed two Staten Island Republican councilmembers facing reelection challenges: James Oddo, who’s up against James Pocchia, and Vincent Ignizio, facing Janine Materna. Oddo has also been endorsed by the Working Families Party — known at the New York Post as “the hard-left Working Families Party,” which is an “octopus” and an “albatross” and has a “stench” — against which Giuliani’s former deputy mayor is currently bringing a lawsuit. But we doubt the Post will make much of it in this case.
Reportedly Giuliani will also travel to New Jersey sometime soon to stump for Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 27, 2009