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Rudy Says He's Conservative Enough to Win Republican Nomination

By Mark Wozniak

Buffalo, NY – Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani brought his 2008 presidential campaign to Buffalo Tuesday night, as part of a statewide campaign tour. About 150 local supporters turned out for the event at Kleinhans Music Hall.

There are concerns that Giuliani's policies are too liberal for the Republican party, but Giuilani says his campaign will appeal to conservative voters.

"When conservative voters look at my record, they're going to see someone who is more than conservative enough to vote for," Giuliani said. "(I've) lowered taxes 23 times by $9 billion and took a defici of $2.3 billion and turned it into a surplus."

Giuliani said polls show he would win the election if it were held today, but cautioned that there are still 18 months until then.

The GOP candidate faces an uphill battle in heavily Democratic New York, as their leading candidate, Hillary Clinton, is also from the state.

Tuesday's event at Kleinhans raised as much as $400,000, more than expected.