SOMERSWORTH, N.H. -- Sounding like Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani told the audience that he wanted to "give the country hope".
In response to a question about how he can repair the country, Giuliani said as president he was going give the hope that things get better.
"I propose to give the country hope. The hope to get things better," Giuliani said.
Whatever that means.
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. -- Rudy Giuliani called for an additional 10,000 troops in Afghanistan because his own advisor said the small amount the Bush Administration is calling for was "insignificant".
Giuliani is in New Hampshire today and tomorrow morning campaigning in the Granite State as he sees his poll numbers slide. A CNN/WMUR poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire showed the former New York Mayor falling to just 10 percent well behind the 29-point tie between John McCain and Mitt Romney.
Giuliani told reporters the military will be able to recruit the additional troops by the additional advertising, even though the military has been struggling to meet current recruitment goals.
The event at the Gateway Family Restaurant lasted 20 minutes even though some of the audience of 40 people, like Rose Manes, a great-grandmother from Dover waited two hours for him to speak.
"The wait was worth it," she said.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- While his Republican rivals will be in Iowa on Thursday night watching the results of the Iowa Caucuses and speaking to supporters Rudy Giuliani will be in South Florida, he told reporters Saturday.
As Giuliani is running a strategy based more on Florida and less on Iowa he is expected to be a long-shot to win in Iowa where the Republican front-runners are Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.
The fact that Giuliani will not even be in the state on caucus night is a further testament to his unorthodox strategy.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- In this college town nestled in the White Mountains, Rudy Giuliani opened a town hall-style meeting exclusively talking about the war on terrorism and the difference between Republicans and Democrats on the issue.
Then he was asked about taxes. Again he tried to show differences between the two parties.
But when he was asked how he is different from candidates in his own party, Giuliani said not to look to policy.
"I think the way i differ is background and experience," Giuliani said. "Everything I tell you that I will do I have already done."
Of course, there differences on social issues. He didn't mention them.
HOPKINTON, N.H. -- Rudy Giuliani said that on Wednesday he had what he described as "a really bad headache that only got worse in the airplane" and that is why he asked the plane to land and for him to get checked out by doctors.
He told reporters at a short press conference that he asked his doctor to release full report on his health including an update on any concerns of his prostate cancer coming back. He said he was tested just three weeks ago for cancer and that there were no signs of concern in the results.
And just in time, his campaign has released a new campaign today: Tested. Ready. Now.
HOPKINTON, N.H. -- Rudy Giuliani was back to answering questions about energy policy, Iraq, the gun control, and healthcare instead of his personal health at his first public campaign event after being hospitalized earlier in the week with "flu-like" symptons.
Giuliani addressed about 100 people at a town hall meeting literally inside the town hall of this small, rich suburb outside of Concord.
The former New York mayor did not address his illness at all at the event. His appearance and demeanor did not show any signs of illness.
On Wednesday night Giuliani was admitted to a St. Louis hospital complaining of "flu-like" sympltons after a full day of campaigning in Missouri. He was released from the hospital mid-day on Thursday and the campaign did not elaborate more on his illness.
His campaign said he did attend a campaign fund-raiser last night in Rochester, N.Y.
These arrests took place this morning. The campaign said they were not the ones calling the cops. The Giuliani campaign has their offices in an building shared with other companies.
The take from the Associated Press:
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Eleven protesters led by national anti-abortion activist Randall Terry were arrested Tuesday outside Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign office, all charged with trespassing.
more stories like thisPolice said the group was blocking the door at 1850 Elm Street, which houses the Giuliani office and several businesses. Giuliani supports abortion rights.
Officers told group members they would be arrested if they did not move out of the way. They say the protesters said they would not leave, so they were arrested on trespassing charges.
Terry is from Florida. He founded the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue and has been arrested dozens of times at anti-abortion protests.
Rudy Giuliani is in Durham now addressing a town hall meeting. It will be in his only public event of the day.
Two stories about Giuliani over the weekend paint two different pictures.
As Rudy Giuliani releases yet another television ad for Boston/NH market today it brings to light the fact the former New York mayor has been on television in New Hampshire a lot more than he has been to the state himself.
While other front-runners Mitt Romney and John McCain spent days in the state just last week, Giuliani hasn't been in the state since a morning breakfast event on Monday, Nov. 26, nearly three weeks ago. There is no date certain for when he will return. (Mike Huckabee is scheduled to be in the state tomorrow and stay through the weekend.)
(Update: The campaign pointed out that Giuliani was on the Seacoast Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.)
But in those three weeks when he has been out of the state he is spending a lot of money on WMUR-TV. University of New Hampshire professor Dante Scala noted in his blog Giuliani is spending about $175,000 per week on that station alone. For comparison, Mitt Romney is spending more than $250,000 per week on the same station.
Giuliani New Hampshire chairman Wayne Semprini said he doesn't understand why there are questions about the campaign's commitment to the state citing 20 different campaign trips to the state this year.
"The campaign spends more time in New Hampshire than any other state," said Semprini. "It is our number one state for political trips."
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Former New York Mayor indirectly keeps the pressure on Granite State front-runner Mitt Romney by spending a lot of money to air a new ad today focusing on Democrats and taxes.
The Globe got an early preview of the ad. You can watch the Rudy Giuliani ad here.
In the ad Giuliani is smiling and upbeat. He mentions Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards by name and promises that, if elected, each would raise taxes.
A poll yesterday by Suffolk University showed Giuliani in second place trailing Romney 34 percent to 20 percent.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Rudy Giuliani keeps the focus on taxes in a new television ad and new direct mail piece that will be seen by New Hampshire voters later this week.
In a direct mail piece provided to the Globe by the campaign, Giuliani mentions Hillary Clinton by name, but none of his Republican rivals for president. The ad also has a picture and quote from former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci, who endorsed Giuliani months ago.
The television ad, which will air on WMUR and Boston channels, also mentions Clinton and taxes. It is his third television ad to air in the Granite State.
The additional money being spent is another sign that Giuliani is beginning to make a serious play in New Hampshire, the emerging battleground state for the Republican nomination.
Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith water a "Giuliani tree" at the Petrone residence
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- One of New Hampshire's most powerful Republican couples, and certainly one of it's biggest financial backers, endorsed Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign and will serve as honorary state campaign co-chairs, the Globe has learned.
Former Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone, of Dublin, met privately with Giuliani Sunday at their home.
Joe served as an Army oficer in three wars and was an aide to both Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan. He also served in key campaign roles with Reagan and George W. Bush. From 1987 to 1989 he served as the United States Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva
The couple divides their time between farms in New Hampshire and Iowa.
But their endorsement did come with a condition. Giuliani had to agree to visit them either as the Republican nominee or as president when he can plant a tree on their property. The Petrone’s property includes a tree that was planted by President William Howard Taft, who visited the house twice during his administration. Taft’s Treasury Secretary, Franklin MacVeagh, built the house, which also was visited by the British Ambassador, Lord Brice, in the years preceding World War I, the campaign said.
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. -- In response to a direct question about whether or not he would pick Mike Huckabee as his vice president, Rudy Giuliani said it was presumptuous to vice presidential picks before he has the presidential nomination himself.
"I have no idea who I would pick as vice president," Giuliani said at a town hall meeting at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown. "I really respect Mike. I've know him for a really long time.
"There are probably 20 others on that list," he said.
John Kerry spokesman David Wade gives the following statement in response to Rudy Giuliani's quip in New Hampshire today that Hillary Clinton's flip-flopping makes John Kerry looks like an amateur:
"What do you expect from a man who is for being a Yankees fan before he was against it."
ERROL, N.H. -- Campaigning in New Hampshire's North Country today, Rudy Giuliani said Hillary Clinton changes positions so much on whether or not illegal immigrants should be given driver's licenses that she out does John Kerry in being a flip-flopper.
"I remember last time John Kerry used to be accused of being a flip-flopper,. She makes him look like an amateur. She does. He looks like an amateur compared to Hillary. He flip flopped, but usually it took a week or two," Giuliani said.
Later on in the event a phone rang where he was speaking. Giuliani joked that someone should answer the phone since "I got in trouble with a cell phone before". Giuliani was referring to the time he took a phone call from his wife while he was speaking to the National Rifle Association.
-- Submitted by Primary Source assistant Brian Lawson.
Note: This post was updated to include the full quote from Giuliani.
NASHUA, N.H. -- Rudy Giuliani's only public campaign event in New Hampshire was a diner stop where he briefly talked about himself to a group of 30 people, but it was clear he really wanted to talk about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"I think the nominee will be Hillary Clinton. If she has a few more perfomances like last night, who knows, it might be somebody else," Giuliani said. "Last night she did something I have never seen before. Sure, she is known for taking one position with one audience and another position with another audience; people know that about her. But what I didn't know is that she can actually take two different positions in front of the same audience within one minute. And it wasn't a tough question."
Before a Rudy Giuliani event in Nashua a heckler wears a Giuliani mask, Red Sox gear and holds a Boston newspaper. Last week Giuliani, a die-hard Yankee fan, said he was rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series because he was an American League fan.
But proving he is being consistent what was Rudy wearing a fancy ring. A Yankee championship ring? No. It was, as he explained, an American League ring from when he was a coach for the American League All-Star team in 2002.
Ride the wave dude!
Rudy Giuliani's New Hampshire campaign chair Wayne Semprini tells Cal-Berkeley students researching the presidential primary that he personally can relate to California residents because he used to skateboard and surf.
Semprini is also a former chairman of the state Republican Party.
Read it here.
Another tale from the trail from our assistant Brian Lawson. You can read his blog here.
On Sunday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent almost an entire event criticizing Hillary Clinton.
Giuliani, adding to his remarks at an earlier event, told the Amherst crowd that Hillary Clinton should withdraw remarks she made in a Des Moines Register story.
According to Giuliani, Clinton said once elected she would "send ambassadors around the world to reach out to other countries and tell them that cowboy diplomacy is over."
"This country only has one president at a time. We don't need competing presidents," Giuliani told a crowd of 50 supporters.
Giuliani went on to criticize Clinton's stance on Iran, Iraq and the economy.
Giuliani said Hillary's policy proposals would create additional bureaucracies. He alleged that the Clinton healthcare policy would add eight new government agencies.
Before the event, Giuliani's presidential campaign announced that the host of event, Amherst State Representative Stephen Stepanek, had endorsed Giuliani. Stepanek is a Republican whip in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and currently serving his third term.
Rob Gray, a Boston based Republican consultant, has signed on a a senior advisor for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign, the Globe has learned.
The news is interesting not only because once worked for Mitt Romney, but also because he held the same role with John McCain's campaign before it begun having financial problems in the summer.
Gray officially ended his relationship with McCain in September saying that since the McCain campaign was no longer running a national campaign it would be hard for him to contribute in a valuable way.
In 2006, Gray ran the unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign of then Lt. Governor Kerry Healey. In 2002 he was a media strategist and senior advisor on Romney's campaign for governor.
BOSTON -- Rudy Giuliani, a big Yankee fan, said he will be backing the Boston Red Sox over the Colorado Rockies when the World Series begins tomorrow.
"I'm rooting for the Red Sox," Giuliani said while wearing a red tie during a press conference in Boston's financial district. "I am an American League fan."
The former New York mayor said he wasn't pandering to the local crowd either.
"I am not just saying that because I am in Massachusetts. If I am in Colorado in the next week or two you will see that I have the courage to tell the people of Colorado the same thing," he said.
Giuliani was in Boston for a fund-raiser and to announce the endorsement of former Massachusetts Treasurer Joe Malone. He is scheduled to be in New Hampshire later in the day with events in Concord and Lebanon.
SALEM, N.H. -- At a chocolate shop here in a town along the Massachusetts border Rudy Giuliani tasted sampled some of the goods (he's a fan of hazelnut) and tried to stay on the message of the day that Democrats would increase taxes if put into the White House.
"Democrats would raise taxes on people here in Massachusetts anywhere between $3,000 to $4,000 per person," Giuliani said. "That is a heck of a big increase and I'd prevent that."
The only small problem, of course, is that he was in New Hampshire, the site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Many Granite Staters were probably hoping he would only get mixed up in his preference of baseball teams.
Rudy Giuliani's campaign announed they will return to New Hampshire on Wednesday for a number of diner stops and a town hall meeting.
Giuliani will be in the state most of the day with diner stops in Manchester, Derry, Nashua, and Salem before doing a town hall meeting in Windham.
Rudy Giuliani will visit the New Hampshire International Speedway for the 11th Annual Sylvania 300 NASCAR race this Sunday.
The Giuliani campaign says the former New York Mayor is scheduled to visit with drivers before the race and speak briefly to the 101,000 fans before tacking an honorary lap.
In July, Giuliani visited Daytona for the Pepsi 400.
Publisher and former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes will appear with Rudy Giuliani at a tax forum in Manchester Saturday morning.
Former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci will also speak.
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Speaking at a company that makes high-end solar panels, Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said there was "no magic bullet" in ending dependence on foreign energy sources.
Giuliani, who wore a tie with small windmills, said that as president he would encourage the federal government to encourage several types of energy sources then "step back" and let the free market take over and decide which energy sources are more popular.
He said that he considered all alternative energy sources like wind and solar a part of this as well as the use of coal and even the more controversial use of nuclear power plants.
"I support an increase in the incremental role of nuclear energy," Giuliani said.
Mitt Romney and John McCain also support increasing the use of nuclear power. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said at a forum in Portsmouth recently that she was "agnostic" on the issue.
He said he didn't expect the use of nuclear energy to be at the high levels it is in France, but that would be for customers to determine.
"Energy independence doesn't have a magic bullet," Giuliani said. "All different sources should be encouraged."
DERRY, N.H. -- Rudy Giuliani told a woman at a town hall meeting today "to leave my family alone" after she asked him "how he can expect the country to be loyal to you if your own family isn't".
The Republican presidential hopeful kicked off two days of campaigning in New Hampshire, talking mostly about health care and the war against
But the mood changed when Katherine Prudhomme-O'Brien, 36, of Derry asked him about well-publicized reports that some family members might not be supporting his campaign. His daughter, for example, posted in an Internet profile that she was supporting Barack Obama, though she later deleted the reference.
"I love my family very, very much and will do anything for them. There are complexities in every family in America," Giuliani replied. "The best thing I can say is kind of leave my family alone, just like I'll leave your family alone."
Giuliani then went on to explain that he should be judged by the job he has done as mayor and not on his family life.
Prudhomme-O'Brien, a conservative activist who is not supporting any
presidential candidate, said she did want to be offensive in her question, but found his answer "troubling".
A week after he launched his first radio ads in New Hampshire, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is planning to return to the state next week, his campaign tells the Globe.
Giuliani will be in the state Monday and Tuesday. This will be his second trip to the state in a month. His campaign says Giuliani will be in the state more often than he was in the first part of the year.
Rudy Giuliani will begin his first advertising campaign in New Hampshire and Iowa on Tuesday at a time when the Republican presidential campaign is in flux, with John McCain continuing to have problems and the possible entrance of Fred Thompson looming.
Giuliani will begin running three ads tomorrow touting his fiscal conservatism as the mayor of New York City.
You can listen to the three ads here.
CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican presidential aspirant Rudy Giuliani said today the only way to restore fiscal conservatism in Washington is to elect an "outsider" like him.
“This isn't about Republicans and Democrats, this is something about the air in Washington," said Giuliani. "You come to Washington and then after two or three years you start spending all this money."
"We need somebody that doesn't breathe all that air...You know who that is? It's me," Giuliani told a gathering of about 100 people at a town hall meeting at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
As the former mayor of New York, Giuliani said he has a record of tax cuts and fiscal discipline.
He also took two questions on the recent immigration legislation that he opposed and that failed in the US Senate. On healthcare, Giuliani gave his most detailed answer yet explaining that he believes if market forces were allowed to function in the industry healthcare would be cheaper, more accessible, and have more quality.
"Look what happens with televisions," Giuliani said. "At first they are really expensive and they have some flaws, but eventually they come down in price, more people can afford them, and they are of higher quality. That is how markets work."
After the Concord meeting, he had lunch at Robey's Country Store in Hooksett, a classic presidential primary stop for decades. He had chili and coffee and gladly took a picture with a 20-month-old boy with a Yankees cap.
"This is the one day I am rooting for the Red Sox," Giuliani said because of tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. "I am an American League guy."
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today offered Republican Primary voters twelve commitments he promises to keep if elected president.
He unveiled these "commitments" in the Old Bedford Town Hall this morning.
* I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists’ War on Us.
* I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.
* I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.
* I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.
* I will impose accountability on Washington.
* I will lead America towards energy independence.
* I will give Americans more control over, and access to, health care with affordable and portable free-market solutions.
* I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our children.
* I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.
* I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
* I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.
* I will expand America’s involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.
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.
Rudy Giuliani’s travel schedule says he is supposed to hold a town hall meeting in Keene tomorrow afternoon. Apparently to Giuliani, speaking to insurance company employees and spouses in the office cafeteria counts as a town hall meeting. Usually, a town hall meeting actually takes place in a real town hall -- or at least a high school gym -- and the public is invited.
Peerless Insurance confirmed this afternoon that the event is not open to the public. This means that Giuliani, who has already been criticized for not campaigning among the people, will spend his Wednesday attending a local Republican Party fund-raiser, touring a cabinet factory, and attending a closed-to-the-public “town hall” meeting.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign announced the new leaders of the campaign's efforts in Iowa and New Hampshire, the two states that are expected to kick off the presidential primary season.
In New Hampshire, Jennifer Hallowell, the executive director for the Indiana Republican Party, has been tapped to lead the campaign. All of Hallowell's political experience is in Indiana. Nor does her new counterpart in Iowa, Joe Jarabek, have a history in that state, which shares New Hampshire's intensely local, retail politics.
Hanover Republican activist Jim Rubens is apparently backing Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign instead of supporting John McCain as he did in 2000.
According to the Valley News, Rubens, a former state senator and gubernatorial candidate, said he was impressed by Giuliani's time as New York mayor and believes he is the most electable candidate.
HENNIKER, N.H. – In his first New Hampshire town hall meeting, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani fielded questions on torture laws, abortion, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But there was something Giuliani felt he had to mention and get out of the way.
“Did anyone see what happened in the Yankees-Red Sox series this weekend,” asked Giuliani, the unabashed Yankees fan to the audience in Red Sox Nation.
After various members of the crowd reminded him that the Red Sox swept the three-game series, an audience member immediately asked for Giuliani to sign a baseball, which he did.
Standing on a platform in the middle of the room, Giuliani stressed tax cuts and fiscal conservatism, avoiding his position on the Iraq the war and his pro-choice stance.
There was a testy moment when Giuliani was responding to a question on torture laws and wiretaps.
Marty Capodice, the husband of Democratic radio host Arnie Arnesen, challenged Giuliani on whether or not the Bush Administration was taking away American rights.
“That's hardly no rights,” Giuliani testily replied, stressing that Americans have significantly more rights than citizens of other countries. That answer drew the largest response from the crowd.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will return to New Hampshire on April 24.
While the campaign has not yet released a detailed itinerary, one stop will be at New England College in Henniker.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani named five prominent Republicans to his Massachusetts leadership team for his presidential exploratory committee.
As the Globe reported this morning, three are Republican state Senators.
Those making up Giuliani's team are former state Republican Chair Brian Cresta, state Senators Michael R. Knapik, Bruce Tarr, and Richard R. Tisei.
Brian Lees, who was the Senate Minority Leader from 1993-2006, also is backing Giuliani.
They join a number of Massachusetts Republicans who are not backing fellow Bay Stater Mitt Romney for president. Yesterday, former Governor Jane Swift announced she was supporting Arizona Senator John McCain.
The Associated Press reports former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani filed a "statement of candidacy" for president with the Federal Elections Commission today.
In November, Giuliani set up a presidential exploratory committee. The step today means he is officially in the race.
In the past two weekends he visited New Hampshire and South Carolina.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's campaign announced Monday that former New Hampshire Republican Party chair Wayne Semprini will serve as the chairman of Giuliani's Granite State campaign.
Semprini left his role with the party on Saturday when Republicans elected his replacement at their annual convention. As it happened, Giuliani was the only potential presidential candidate to address the convention.
The choice of Semprini to be Giuliani's campaign chair is not all that surprising for close observers of New Hampshire politics. Semprini's son, after all, has been working for Giuliani since the beginning of the year.
What this news means for the Giuliani campaign is unclear. Semprini served as chairman for less than a year and presided over the worst defeat Republicans had seen in the state since 1874.
That said, Semprini is well-liked inside the party, has many personal connections inside the state, and was not blamed for the statewide GOP losses.
The New Hampshire communications director for Bush-Cheney ’04 has signed on to help with Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
Maria Comella will direct communications in Iowa and New Hampshire out of Giuliani’s New York City office. Most recently Comella was the communications director for Iowa Republican Gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle.
It was also announced today that Comella’s boss will be Katie Levinson, a longtime aide to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, will be the special guest of the New Hampshire Republican convention in late January.
Giuliani launched a presidential exploratory committee website with a fund-raiser in Manhattan this week.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani launched his presidential exploratory committee website this afternoon. You can see it here.
A new radio ad on select Iowa and New Hampshire news radio stations encourages Rudy Giuliani to run for president.
The ad starts with the words “on September 11th” and end with “we needed him then and we need him now more than ever.”
The ad was paid for by DraftRudyGiuliani.com, an organization that isn’t affiliated with Giuliani. It was founded by Allen Fore, a Chicago political consultant.
Details about the buy aren’t known yet, but they began on WGIR-AM in Manchester this week in what the station called “a large buy”. The ads air several times a day during their popular morning show as well as during the Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh shows. The group's website says they also bought ads in Iowa.
You can listen to the ad here: Download file
In 2005, a Draft Condi Rice campaign also paid for radio advertisements in both states.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani filed papers to set up a presidential exploratory committee Monday afternoon, just days after Senator John McCain’s advisers said they were doing the same thing.
Organizationally, Giuliani is very far behind his rivals in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, but few rival him when it comes to initial name recognition due to his leadership following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Giuliani last visited New Hampshire two weeks ago to campaign for Republican candidates. His first event, sponsored by VictoryNH, a grassroots group, had a standing room only audience, but his later events were not as well attended. After those events he headed off to Iowa where he campaigned with Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle.