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Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Tax Commissioner Fong Supports Giuliani for President

November 14, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced the endorsement of North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong. Fong, who was elected statewide on a platform of tax relief, sound fiscal management and government accountability, will serve as a State Co-Chair for Mayor Giuliani's North Dakota campaign.

Fong's endorsement comes as Mayor Giuliani makes a visit to Fargo today.

"Rudy is the leader who proved that fiscal discipline and conservative principles can be effective in controlling spending and cutting taxes in New York City," said Fong. "Rudy helped turn New York's deficit into a surplus. We need a President like Rudy who has the executive experience of managing a budget."

"Rudy is the real fiscal conservative in this race and having the support of Commissioner Fong is further evidence of that message resonating," said Giuliani's National Political Director Mark Campbell.

Fong joins State Chairman Kevin Cramer, Bismarck Mayor John Warford, State Public Service Commissioner Susan Wefald, National Committeewoman Connie Nicholas and North Dakota State Auditor Bob Peterson as fellow supporters for Rudy Giuliani in the state.

About Commissioner Cory Fong:

Fong was elected State Tax Commissioner by North Dakotans in a statewide election in November 2006.

His previous public service experience includes service as the Director of Elections within the Office of the Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State for North Dakota. He also served as Deputy Commissioner for North Dakota's Department of Commerce.

On the political front, Fong was the Deputy Director of the North Dakota Republican Party in 2000 and director of Governor John Hoeven's re-election campaign in 2004.

Fong has been a resident of Bismarck since 1994, where he lives with his wife Cecily and his stepson Conrad.

Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Tax Commissioner Fong Supports Giuliani for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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