January 30, 2008

Rudy Giuliani will endorse John McCain Wednesday in California, two GOP sources familiar with the discussions told CNN Tuesday.

McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, had been in “ongoing discussions” with Rudy Giuliani’s campaign about the former New York mayor ending his run and actively endorsing McCain’s candidacy, according to a GOP official familiar with talks.

CNN projected that Arizona Sen. McCain would win the Florida GOP primary Tuesday night, beating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, with Giuliani in a tight race for third with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Giuliani skipped the early primary and caucus campaigns, putting all his efforts into Florida and next Tuesday’s Super Tuesday races.

Speaking to supporters in Orlando, Giuliani praised his own campaign.

“You don’t always win, but you can always try to do it right,” he said.

“Win or lose, our work is not done because leaders dream of a better future and then they help to bring it into reality.”

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