Giuliani endorses Grisanti for State Senateby jmaloni
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed the re-election bid of Western New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, the Grisanti campaign announced Tuesday.
In a letter to residents of the 6oth Senate District, Giuliani wrote, "In just two years, Mark has proven he's a senator who gets things done for Western New York. He finally won passage of UB 2020, after years of delay. His support was critical in making the long-awaited property tax cap a reality."
also recorded an automated phone call on Grisanti's behalf.
"I am very pleased to have the endorsement of Mayor Giuliani," Grisanti said. "Rudy is someone who I've respected for some time, and his support is very much appreciated."
In his letter, Giuliani also wrote, "And, let's not forget that, with Mark Grisanti's strong support, we now have the lowest middle class tax rates in 50 years. From Day One, Mark Grisanti has been an effective and respected voice for Western New York. Please join me in supporting Republican State Senator Mark Grisanti for re-election in the Republican primary on Thursday, September 13th."
Grisanti faces Kevin Stocker in this Thursday's Republican primary election.