Rudy Giuliani gives speech supporting Bush during GOP campaign crunch in NJ

(10/23/04) LINCROFT - With a little more than a week to go until Election Day, both Republicans and Democrats are going all out trying to sway voters in the swing state of New Jersey.

The Republican incumbent President George W. Bush-Vice President Dick Cheney campaign has made it clear that New Jersey is competitive in this year's presidential election. Both the president and vice president have invested personal time campaigning in the Garden State with recent campaign visits.

On Saturday, GOP officials sent one of their top surrogates, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to make the case for the president's record on national security in the final stretch of the campaign. Giuliani says the president can protect America and help its economy. He says the Garden State should support Mr. Bush.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Democrats are hoping for a change and are supporting the John Kerry-John Edwards ticket. Monmouth County's Democratic Chair Victor Scudiery says in the end, the senator from Massachusetts will win because voters realize the president is wrong on the economy and on foreign policy.

Current polling in the Garden State shows John Kerry ahead of President Bush by a narrow margin, leaving room for both Republicans and Democrats to be optimistic.

Related Link:Fairleigh Dickinson University's Public Mind Poll

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