The day's development in Campaign 2008 was the announcement by Rudolph Giuliani that he will seek the Republican nomination. NBC's Ron Allen profiled the former mayor of New York City. "Celebrity" was the explanation Allen provided for Giuliani's current opinion poll lead in the GOP field. After all, he is "pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control, pro-gay rights." CBS' Gloria Borger stated that "his candidacy will test just how much sway cultural conservatives have in the Republican Party." She outlined how Giuliani might mobilize support in more liberal states to fashion a win: "If states like California and New Jersey move up their primaries, he feels that he can just do so-so in Iowa and New Hampshire" yet still prevail.
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