Rudy Giuliani is in the race, but not formally...



Rudy Giuliani filed papers with the Federal Election Commission yesterday, but said on Hannity & Colmes last night that the big, grandiose formal announcement is yet to come.




Rudolph W. Giuliani
born in Brooklyn, 1944

NY University School of Law, cum laude, 1968

1st marriage: Regina Peruggi
- annulled after 14 years
- no children

2nd marriage: Donna Hanover
- two children
- divorce announced by him in a press conference she did not know about

3rd marriage: Judith Nathan
- affair w/ her during his second marriage

1981, Associate Attorney General in the Reagan administration
- third-highest position in the Justice Department

1983, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
- successfully prosecuted Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken
- indicted members of the Mafia under the RICO Act

1989 campaign
- ran for NYC mayor trying to succeed Ed Koch
- lost to Democrat David Dinkins in a very tight election

1993 campaign
- again ran for mayor and won on crime and taxes

1997 reelection

Mayor of New York, 1994-2001
  • w/ Bratton, cracked down on crime based on 'broken windows' theory
  • 1995, had Yasir Arafat ejected from a UN event at the Lincoln Center when the PLO chairman showed up uninvited
  • 1999, threatened to cut off city funding for the Brooklyn Museum because of Ofili's Virgin Mary works
  • - the first sitting mayor of New York to serve on a jury (foreman no less)

prostate cancer

Time's 2001 Person of the Year

2002, honorary Knight of the British Empire

current head of Giuliani Partners LLC, a security consulting company
also a partner in the Houston-based law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

liberal views on abortion and gay rights

his book: Leadership