Day one of Rudy Giuliani's coalitions roll-out was dedicated to small business owners. Day two, per the campaign, will be first responders.
Today, at the Pelham-Batesville Firehouse in Pelham, SC, Giuliani's campaign will announce that ex-NYPD pol. comm/fire comm, Howard Safir will be the national chair of First Responders for Rudy. Also: Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington State, a former sheriff of King County and, importantly in South Carolina, state firefighters association executive director Jim Bowie.
The New York branch of the affinity group will be led by a professor of fire science at John Jay College. Jim Boyle is also a former FDNY firefighter and ex-president of the firefighters' union in the city.
Other states represented on the national "board" include Illinois (Feb. 5), Florida (Jan. 29), and Iowa.. (?)
Ex-FBI counterrrorism/counterintelligence manager Pat D'Amuro will be another national co-chair for New York; he'll also probably play a key role in setting counterrorism policy in a Giuliani administration.
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