Giuliani: MTA Chair Would Make Great NYC Mayor

Joe Lhota has been widely praised for his handling of the transit system after Sandy

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013  |  Updated 11:05 AM EDT
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Ex-Giuliani Deputy Picked to Lead MTA

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Ex-Giuliani Deputy Picked to Lead MTA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated former Deputy Mayor Joseph Lhota to be the next MTA chairman. Melissa Russo reports.
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Rudy Giuliani believes Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota would make a great mayor of New York City.

His adviser

told the Wall Street Journal

that Giuliani will do everything he can to help elect Lhota if the chairman decides to enter the race.

Jake Menges, Giuliani's political adviser, said Giuliani would endorse Lhota if he became a candidate.

Lhota, a registered Republican, declined to comment. It's not clear if he is considering entering the race.

Lhota served as Giuliani's budget director, finance commissioner and deputy mayor for operations.

Giuliani served as mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001.

Lhota has been widely praised for his handling of the transit system after Sandy.

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