CINCINNATI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani says he exposed himself to the same health risks as workers at Ground Zero.
The former New York mayor made the remarks campaigning in Ohio.
He's faced criticism from relatives of some of the firefighters killed at the World Trade Center who have contended that Giuliani was woefully unprepared for the attacks.
Last month, relatives of some of the 343 firefighters killed in the terrorist attacks released a video with the International Association of Fire Fighters, which opposes Giuliani's candidacy.
The head of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association in New York says Giuliani is "really grasping."