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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani thought he was adding his star power to the Michigan Senate candidacy of Republican John James with a tweet of support.

After all, President Donald Trump and others such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have tweeted in support of James, a Farmington Hills businessman and retired combat veteran who flew Apache helicopters in battle. James is trying to unseat incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing.

There was one problem, though. James' first name is John, not Don.

"Don James is running for Senate in Michigan," Giuliani wrote on Twitter Thursday. "He is a combat veteran, a successful business man and believes in lower taxes, more jobs, effective health care and safety and security. He’s the future of our party. Let’s make that future now.. Vote for Don James."

 

In a response to the endorsement and missed first name, James seemingly had fun with his Twitter retort by renaming Rudy.

"Thanks, Randy! While you were leading NYC through the aftermath of 9/11, I was at West Point training to bring terrorists to justice."

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