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Rudy Giuliani in Central Florida stumping for Trump

Rudy Giuliani (left) and President Donald Trump.
Rudy Giuliani (left) and President Donald Trump. (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in Central Florida stumping for the Trump-Pence ticket  on Monday  and told News6 the race will be decided by the vote in Florida and Ohio.

“I would say Florida is crucial. Whoever wins Florida and Ohio in my view wins the election," Giuliani said. “If they split Florida and Ohio, it’s going to be a long night.”

Giuliani arrived at News 6 studios Monday morning with a surprise guest, comedian Joe Piscopo.

Piscopo didn’t  comment on the election but was there supporting the Trump campaign.

During the 15-minute taped interview with News 6 investigator Mike Holfeld, Giuliani said the Affordable Care Act and the economy will be key issues.

“Here’s a simple choice," said Giuliani. "You vote for him [Trump] you figure you’re going to take home 20 to 25 percent more money."

The Trump plan lowers taxes on businesses to promote profit and new jobs, he said.

The Clinton campaign has long countered that economic formula.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told News 6 “they tried that once before and it didn’t work.”

Regarding the latest email investigation announced by FBI Director James Comey,  Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney, said there was nothing unethical or in violation of federal law about Comey's anouncement.

Sen. Harry Reed accused Comey of violating the Hatch Act, a law designed to stop federal employees from influencing elections.

Giuliani dismissed the notion it was a violation.

“The Hatch Act is a law that says you cannot get involved in political campaigning,” said Giuliani. “The Hatch Act does not say that the FBI director cannot do his job. In fact, the FBI director has immunity from prosecution.”

There was a pending question from the U.S. Congress that Comey was answering, Giuliani added.


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