Giuliani Edges Toward White House Run

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken another step closer to running for president. His "statement of candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission matches fellow Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Let's check in now on Republican presidential contender. Rudolph Giuliani leads some surveys among Republicans. He's even ahead of John McCain.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And yesterday, Giuliani took another step toward running. He filed paperwork with federal election officials.

MONTAGNE: His advantage is the heroic image of his performance on 9/11.

INSKEEP: His disadvantages include some political positions that Republican primary voters may not like.

MONTAGNE: There's been a lot of speculation about whether the former New York City mayor will really run.

INSKEEP: And yesterday, though, he told Fox News, I'm in this to win.

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