NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rudy Giuliani is back on the stump, campaigning for Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Largely absent from Lhota’s campaign, Giuliani swooped in Friday to rally seniors on Staten Island’s South Shore.
“He was my right-hand man during Sept. 11,” the former New York City mayor said of Lhota, who served as deputy mayor in the Giuliani administration. “The man he’s running against has no experience like that.”
Lhota continued to argue that the city will see an increase in crime if his opponent Bill de Blasio becomes mayor, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
“Anybody who believes that the reduction in crime or the enhanced quality of life cannot go backwards is kidding themselves,” Lhota said.