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Rudy Giuliani campaigns for son, Andrew, in Watertown

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 3:35 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and lawyer to former President Donald Trump, paid a visit to Watertown Monday.

He stopped in the city to campaign for his son, Andrew Giuliani, who is running on the Republican ticket for governor.

Standing beside Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli, Giuliani spoke about reducing crime including in Watertown, which he called one of the state’s worst cities for violent crime.

Giuliani says there’s only one way to fix the damage he says has been done in the hands of the Democratic party.

“This state’s really been abused. It’s one of the worst states in the country by every measure. So we do one of two things. We elect a Republican and we stop it like I stopped it in New York City,” he said.

We also asked Giuliani for his thoughts on north country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik as a possible running mate if Donald Trump runs for president in 2024.

Calling her a “bright light” in American politics, Giuliani says Stefanik has what it takes.

“Would I be happy with Elise Stefanik or maybe ten other Republicans? Yes. She would be someone who would definitely pass my test,” he said.

Andrew Giuliani is up against fellow Republicans Rob Astorino, Harry Wilson, and Lee Zeldin in the June 28 primary.

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