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Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza for WaPo report: Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani jumped into the 2008 presidential race yesterday, filing a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and declaring on national television last night, "I'm in this to win."
Skepticism about Giuliani's prospects of winning the party's nod remains high, particularly among Washington-based GOP strategists. "Inside Washington, I don't think anyone thinks he can get elected president," said a senior-level strategist not affiliated with a candidate. Giuliani's chances for actually winning the GOP nomination are somewhere between fat chance and Alan Keyes.