Giuliani: Bush, Christie Top 2016 GOP Contenders

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 02:10 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are the Republican presidential contenders with the best chance in 2016, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said.

"I just look at the two people that maybe I know best. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, I think, have the broadest appeal so far," Giuliani, a Republican, told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.

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Giuliani said both have showed they could attract large numbers of independent voters. When Bush ran for office in Florida, Giuliani said he drew a good portion of Democratic and Latino voters, while Christie garnered many Democrats in his predominately blue state.

Christie held an early lead among Republicans, but suffered a loss in popularity following the Bridge-gate scandal. Democrats attacked him because he was the Republican frontrunner, Giuliani said, claiming that was the reason "they went after him so badly."

"He was the only Republican that was beating Hillary Clinton. They decided they would take an issue, a bad issue, and drive it up into the biggest issue of all," the former mayor said.

Giuliani said Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas were also viable GOP contenders. He voiced concerns with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over his views on foreign policy, but said he would vote for him over former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The next president will need to correct the country's foreign and domestic policy problems brought about under President Barack Obama, Giuliani said.

"I think he's been a worse foreign policy president than he's been a domestic president. And, he's been a pretty bad domestic president," Giuliani said.

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