MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Just as the New Hampshire Republican Party is trying to emerge from near bankruptcy and it's largest loss ever on Election Day last fall, Rudy Giuliani skipped a big party fund-raiser to appear at an exclusive Newport, R.I. country club.
The Newport (R.I.) Daily News reported that Giuliani spoke to 150 members of the Carnegie Abbey Club on Wednesday after spending 15 minutes on a golf putting green overlooking Narragansett Bay.
The event was only for members and was closed to the press.
Back in Manchester all Republican presidential candidates were invited to attend a "presidential gala" fund-raiser for the state Republican Party. Mitt Romney attended the event, as did Tommy Thompson and Duncan Hunter.