Maine First District Congressional candidate Dean Scontras announced today that his campaign has been endorsed by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

The announcement came after Scontras, a Republican, met with Guiliani on Wednesday in New York City.

The men discussed a number of issues including how to address the federal budget deficit.

Scontras is running against First District incumbent, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree. She is a Democrat.