This past Wednesday evening, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined me on stage in front of a standing-room only crowd at The Drake Hotel in Oak Brook to officially endorse my campaign for Congress! And it’s a moment that I will never forget.
But that’s not all.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik – the most decorated police commissioner in history and the chairman of my Public Safety Task Force also joined us.
It’s no secret, public safety is the most important issue in this race. Every day the news is filled with stories about another carjacking or shooting. And sadly, our communities aren’t safe anymore.
And that’s why I am so proud to receive the endorsement of Mayor Rudy Giuliani – America’s Mayor because what Mayor Giuliani and Commissioner Kerik accomplished in New York City in terms of driving down crime in a major city has never been matched! In fact, when Mayor Bloomberg took office, he kept the Giuliani-Kerik polices in place – leading to further reductions in crime!
Think about it, when Mayor Giuliani took office, there were 2,200 murders a year in New York City. And when Mayor Giuliani and Commissioner Kerik left office in December of 2001, the murder rate was below 600!
(Check some of the many pictures from this amazing night below.)
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