Former (Illinois) Gov Thompson Endorses Giuliani
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(AP) DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani picked up a key endorsement Thursday in Illinois, getting the backing of former GOP Gov. Jim Thompson, a former federal prosecutor who ruled the state for 14 years.
Giuliani will appeal to Illinois voters because of his "commonsense solutions for problems and issues facing Americans in this dangerous decade," Thompson said.
Illinois has a track record of electing moderate Republicans like Thompson to statewide offices, and Giuliani is known for his moderate-to-liberal views on some issues.