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Giuliani riding high in LA

2008 Republican presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — found by a recent Newsweek poll to be 25 points ahead of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for the GOP nomination — was at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Monterey Park today to meet with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on ways to fight gang-related crimes.

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(Anybody care to write a caption for this? I dare not.)

Listen to audio of today’s news conference here.

Giuliani will be in San Diego on Tuesday. Meanwhile, his hometown newspapers dig into his private life with exposes of his rocky relationship with his kids — the New York Times has it here, and the Daily News here.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.