McCain Up, Giuliani Out as Republicans Debate John McCain now stands atop the Republican field, having won Tuesday's crucial Florida primary. And on Wednesday he won the endorsement of one of his former rivals — Rudolph Giuliani, who withdrew from the race in the wake of a disappointing third-place finish in Florida.
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McCain Up, Giuliani Out as Republicans Debate

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McCain Up, Giuliani Out as Republicans Debate

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Six months ago, everyone was writing off John McCain as a serious presidential candidate — everyone except McCain. Now he stands atop the Republican field, having won Tuesday's crucial Florida primary.

And on Wednesday he won the endorsement of one of his former rivals — Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, who withdrew from the race in the wake of a disappointing third-place finish in Florida.

But McCain's lead is fragile, and he'll have to take steps to solidify his chances for the GOP presidential nomination.