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Giuliani Reports Skyscraping Early Money Total for White House Bid
Congressional Quarterly - CQ Politics ^ | 4/19/07

Posted on 04/19/2007 1:50:48 PM PDT by areafiftyone

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has led the long list of 2008 Republican presidential contenders in early preference polls — and his perceived position as the front-runner, at least for now, was not contradicted by his recent campaign finance report, which shows he has already built a sizable treasury.

Giuliani’s campaign reported total first-quarter receipts of $16.6 million, which included a $1.85 million transfer from the presidential “exploratory” committee he established last November.

With total receipts of $18 million for his campaign to date, Giuliani leads all but three of the current crop of White House hopefuls — Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, and Republican Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor — in overall campaign receipts.

Giuliani ended the quarter with $11.9 million left to spend. All but about $1.1 million of Giuliani’s funds were raised for the nominating campaign, with the rest for possible use in the general election should he win the nomination.

Giuliani’s report includes numerous donations that highlight his ties to New York, the nation’s most populous city, which Giuliani headed as mayor from 1993 through 2001.

As an example, Giuliani received contributions from about 30 employees of Lehman Brothers, the large financial services firm that is headquartered in New York.

Giuliani is a longtime fan of baseball’s New York Yankees, who happened to win four World Series titles during his eight years as mayor. Several team executives, including principal owner George Steinbrenner, gave to Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

This profile of Giuliani’s report is the latest in a CQPolitics.com series that is analyzing the first-quarter campaign finance filings of all 19 Democratic and Republican candidates.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

• Receipts, Jan. 1 to March 31: $16.6 million

• Receipts to date: $18 million

• Expenditures, Jan. 1 to March 31: $5.7 million

• Expenditures to date: $6.1 million

• Cash-on-hand, March 31: $11.9 million

• Debts, March 31: $89,000

Notable individual donors
(who are allowed to contribute $2,300 to a candidate for a primary campaign and $2,300 for a general election campaign)

• John F. Antioco, chairman and chief executive officer of Blockbuster: $2,300

• Richard D. Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group: $2,300

• Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees baseball team: $2,300

• Miguel Estrada, a partner at the firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and an unsuccessful nominee for a federal judgeship in 2003: $2,300

• Alan D. Feld, a senior executive partner at the firm Akin Gump: $2,300

• John Grant, professional staff member for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: $250

• Keith Hernandez, sports broadcaster and a former professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians: $1,000

• Michael D. Hess, a founding partner and senior managing director of Giuliani Partners LLC and Giuliani’s former corporation counsel during his mayoral tenure: $4,600

• John O’Hurley, actor: $4,600

• Susan Molinari, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Group and a former House member from New York (1990-97): $1,900 (Molinari also gave Giuliani’s campaign $2,100 in late 2006, bringing her contributions to $4,000)

• Theodore B. Olson, partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and a former U.S. solicitor general: $2,500 (Olson also gave Giuliani’s campaign $2,100 in late 2006, bringing his contributions to the maximum of $4,600)

• Adam Sandler, actor: $2,100

• Charles R. Schwab, chairman and chief executive officer of Charles Schwab Co.: $2,300

• Ben Stein, an author and actor who served as an aide to presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford: $750

• George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees: $4,600

• Chad Sweet, chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: $4,600

• James S. Turley, chairman and chief executive officer of Ernst & Young: $2,100

Candidate committees and political action committees (PACs)

One of Giuliani’s strongest supporters in Congress is California Republican Rep. David Dreier, who donated $2,300 through his House campaign committee and another $5,000 through another political committee, American Success PAC.

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who represents the 15th District in and around Allentown and Bethlehem, donated $2,300 through his political committee, Dedicated to Establishing National Teamwork PAC, which forms an acronym of the congressman’s last name.

Among his political supporters at a more grassroots level is West Virginia state Sen. Vic Sprouse, whose campaign committee gave Giuliani’s campaign a $1,000 contribution.

Notable expenses

Giuliani’s campaign reported spending $897,000 on payroll to 82 individuals. Other expenses included $225,000 on postage — including a payment of $167,000 to the Austin, Texas-based firm Olsen & Shuvalov. Giuliani’s campaign also spent more than $116,000 on catering.



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To: PRND21

back to DU with you then


101 posted on 04/19/2007 3:28:54 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: trisham

The ugly truth is our tax dollars are being spent on embryonic stem cell research. Old line, new line, does it really matter? At the time there were heated discussions on FR, and I was very much against our Government using MY tax dollars to experiment using a human life. Sorry if you can rationalize the impact of this decision away by referring to this human life as “existing lines”.


102 posted on 04/19/2007 3:29:10 PM PDT by Registered (Politics is the art of the possible)
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To: nopardons; Republican Wildcat
He just said that he was very happy with the SCOTUS outcome.

Unless he's made further comment, that is not true. Rudy released a very terse statement that said only:

"The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion. I agree with it."

A very strange, narrow response, saying he agreed with the ruling and not commenting on the ban itself, which he has opposed in the past.

There have been several articles by RudyBot columnists begging Rudy to throw them more of a bone than that. Begging him to, you know, at least acknowledge that jabbing scissors into a baby's skull and sucking its brains out is a bad thing.

103 posted on 04/19/2007 3:29:58 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: trisham

btw, you were wrong. I admit it when I am.


104 posted on 04/19/2007 3:30:18 PM PDT by Registered (Politics is the art of the possible)
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To: areafiftyone

These Rudy posts are the FR equivalent of fistfights outside the honky-tonk bar on Saturday night.


105 posted on 04/19/2007 3:30:36 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Ice-cubes melting in the sun is an act of God. Get over it, Gore.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Uh, this is DU.


106 posted on 04/19/2007 3:31:25 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: Registered
At the time there were heated discussions on FR, and I was very much against our Government using MY tax dollars to experiment using a human life.

And then you started supporting Rudy Giuliani.

Dang, boy, where did you go wrong?

107 posted on 04/19/2007 3:31:31 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: M. Thatcher
Not ONE person who has been againsy Rudy has changed their mind about him. Not ONE. You are delusional!

Rudeee the divider will split the GOP just the way you and yours are splitting FR. Congrats.

108 posted on 04/19/2007 3:32:07 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: sergeantdave
These Rudy posts are the FR equivalent of fistfights outside the honky-tonk bar on Saturday night.

Good old-fashioned fun?

109 posted on 04/19/2007 3:32:11 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: sergeantdave

LOL! Aren’t they fun? ;-)


110 posted on 04/19/2007 3:32:35 PM PDT by areafiftyone (“.....We mourn and hurt and will never forget, but we don’t live under fear....” Rudy Giuliani)
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To: massadvj
If you start attacking conservatives or conservative principles in your lame ass support of the abortionist, gun grabbing Rudy Giuliani you can expect your FR account to be pulled like the rest of these liberal supporters accounts have been or are about to be.

Free Republic is a conservative site and we fight like hell for conservative principles, conservative values and conservative candidates. The Republican party is pro God, pro life, pro family, pro constitution, pro gun, pro national security, pro national sovereignty, pro defense, pro limited government, and pro America or I would not have joined it or supported it. It is a conservative party whether you and your liberal troll buddies like it or not and I intend to do all in my limited ability to see that it stays that way.

And I repeat, the abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering, gun grabbing authoritarian liberal pig Rudy Giuliani will NEVER ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party or I go down in flames fighting against him and you and your lame ass liberal troll buddies!

FR will not be used in an attempt to turn the Republican party into a liberal party or to elect a socialist abortionist pig to the White house. Get used to it!!

111 posted on 04/19/2007 3:32:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Registered
Old line, new line, does it really matter? At the time there were heated discussions on FR, and I was very much against our Government using MY tax dollars to experiment using a human life. Sorry if you can rationalize the impact of this decision away by referring to this human life as “existing lines”.

***********

Yes, it does matter. President Bush, as well as many of we pro-lifers is and was concerned about cloning, about increasing the number of abortions and other issues that surround this subject.

Yet are you not a Giuliani supporter?

112 posted on 04/19/2007 3:34:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PRND21

done


113 posted on 04/19/2007 3:34:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
FR will not be used in an attempt to turn the Republican party into a liberal party or to elect a socialist abortionist pig to the White house.

Thank you!

114 posted on 04/19/2007 3:35:38 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: Registered
It appears we have reached the end of our conversation.

Have a good evening.

115 posted on 04/19/2007 3:36:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
...very clever of you to make that distinction. You deserve credit for your intelligence and wit. I’ve come to expect that from this forum.
116 posted on 04/19/2007 3:36:20 PM PDT by aligncare (Beware the Media-Industrial Complex!)
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To: showme_the_Glory
"I and mine" are not "splitting" FR. I am posting my opinions as are you. Same thing that happens on all subjects here. FR isn't that fragile. Are you?

Political disagreements in America are as common as oxygen molecules, even among people with a common worldview, and adults don't wither away and die when they happen.

117 posted on 04/19/2007 3:36:29 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher
I can't wait until Giuliani wins the election - he is going to be one of our greatest presidents.

Whatever banned substance you're smoking, it must be good.

118 posted on 04/19/2007 3:38:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: nopardons

If you intent to continue fighting against conservative principles or values, candidates or posters on FR, your account will be cancelled. Consider this your final notice.


119 posted on 04/19/2007 3:38:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: trisham

Admitting you are wrong is a basic communication and dialogue skill.


120 posted on 04/19/2007 3:38:36 PM PDT by Registered (Politics is the art of the possible)
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To: Jim Robinson
And I repeat, the abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering, gun grabbing authoritarian liberal pig Rudy Giuliani will NEVER ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party or I go down in flames fighting against him and

************

Agreed.

121 posted on 04/19/2007 3:38:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nopardons

He’s a damned abortionist liar and your know it. Troll.


122 posted on 04/19/2007 3:40:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: nopardons
Really?

Yes, really. He's said so himself. Don't act as though you don't know what I'm talking about.

123 posted on 04/19/2007 3:41:34 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: M. Thatcher
damnable lies about him here notwithstanding

Facts about Rudy are not lies.

124 posted on 04/19/2007 3:42:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: nopardons
there isn't anything that a president can do, to stop legal abortions.

He can use the bully pulpit to denounce abortion. He can also issue EOs to stop funding overseas and in Medicaid.

125 posted on 04/19/2007 3:44:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: M. Thatcher
"I also am absolutely certain that many of the naysayers on this board will eventually come to appreciate him as much as the Rudybots already do - once they see him in action for themselves, instead of just seeing the caricature produced via the sluice of anti-Rudy BS here."

With all due respect -- you're delusional.

126 posted on 04/19/2007 3:46:34 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You’re quite right. There is much a president can do. Isn’t that why we elect someone who we believe is a leader? Who is principled? Who shares our idea of morality? Let us not be cynical. Let us find a candidate who we can believe in.


127 posted on 04/19/2007 3:47:10 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson
GIVE 'EM HELL JIM! DROP THE BOMB ON THEIR ASSES!
128 posted on 04/19/2007 3:50:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.
129 posted on 04/19/2007 3:54:43 PM PDT by Registered (Politics is the art of the possible)
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To: trisham
“.....No one with principles will vote for him.....”

I consider my principles to be very strong, and I will vote for Rudy Giuliani, thank you. I am a pro-life, 2nd Amendment conservative who wants to put a Republican in the White House, instead of Hillary or Obama. I will vote for my party's nominee, whoever it may be.

130 posted on 04/19/2007 3:58:33 PM PDT by KATIE-O ( Rudy Giuliani '08 - Restoring Optimism For The Republican Party.)
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To: KATIE-O
I consider my principles to be very strong, and I will vote for Rudy Giuliani, thank you. I am a pro-life, 2nd Amendment conservative who wants to put a Republican

**************

So you say.

131 posted on 04/19/2007 4:00:25 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: KATIE-O
I am a pro-life, 2nd Amendment conservative who wants to put a Republican in the White House, instead of Hillary or Obama. I will vote for my party's nominee, whoever it may be.

I just thought that was worth repeating. :)

132 posted on 04/19/2007 4:00:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: trisham; KATIE-O

I believe her.


133 posted on 04/19/2007 4:01:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Registered
“.....Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.....”

Surely you jest. I am stunned at what is happening on this forum!

134 posted on 04/19/2007 4:02:49 PM PDT by KATIE-O ( Rudy Giuliani '08 - Restoring Optimism For The Republican Party.)
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To: trisham

BTW, I am not a Rudy supporter. I’m not supporting anyone yet.


135 posted on 04/19/2007 4:03:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
“.....I believe her......”

Thank you! I wish our party was more unified but if this is any indication, we’re never going to win an election.

136 posted on 04/19/2007 4:05:07 PM PDT by KATIE-O ( Rudy Giuliani '08 - Restoring Optimism For The Republican Party.)
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To: nopardons
Video: Giuliani opposes ban on partial-birth abortion

I find it difficult to believe you have either not read or heard about Giuliani's strong opposition to banning partial-birth abortion. However, there you have it now. So, if you continue saying that Giuliani would have supported the ban from this point forward, there will be no doubt you know you are stating what you know to be a falsehood.

You keep saying that a President can't have an affect on abortion. The President appointed the justices that made the difference in the ruling. The President signed into law the ban that Giuliani opposed and would have vetoed. Giuliani also supports taxpayer funding for abortions.

Video: Giuliani - "There must be public funding for abortions...I disagree with President Bush's veto last week of public funding for abortions

If you support Giuliani, that is your choice. But for goodness sake, quit trying to tell he's something that he's not. It does not make for constructive dialog. It's incredible how the other day you actually stated that because I had problems with someone appearing on a gay porn show that it really means I opposed helping the 9/11 victims. That was a messed up comment. Is there no end to what you will say to justify any behavior?

137 posted on 04/19/2007 4:05:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: KATIE-O

You’re right. The GOP is a coalition party, and has been for decades. We have to unify the factions in order to win.


138 posted on 04/19/2007 4:07:07 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: PRND21
Please cancel my account.

Your constant distraction and disruption will not be missed.

139 posted on 04/19/2007 4:09:09 PM PDT by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you, Jim, that was truly inspirational. I will be fighting like hell right beside you and all of the other true conservatives. Thanks again.


140 posted on 04/19/2007 4:11:30 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: sergeantdave
These Rudy posts are the FR equivalent of fistfights outside the honky-tonk bar on Saturday night.

Does it have to be though? Rudy is a very divisive figure. We appreciate the job he's done in NYC, but come on now. He's not presidential material, and those who are pushing him onto conservatives should know better.

141 posted on 04/19/2007 4:12:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: TommyDale

More lib trolls bite the dust PING!!!


142 posted on 04/19/2007 4:13:18 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

BTTT


143 posted on 04/19/2007 4:14:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: KATIE-O; Liz; TommyDale
You are lost. Just yesterday we saw Rudy speaking out and supporting all types of abortion. Anyone who is honest with themself, could never listen to the words directly out of the mouth of a person and fool themself otherwise. I feel bad for you. Actions speak louder than words. Rudy's actions and words are pro abortion. Anything he says now is merely to get people to vote for him, not because he really believes what he says.

You should be more stunned by the countless deaths of little babies than you are from a fight from those who stick up for their right to live. No violence from me. The violence is done to the unborn you wish to forget and wish people here to forget. We cannot, and we cannot give Rudy a pass.

144 posted on 04/19/2007 4:14:35 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

B U M P


145 posted on 04/19/2007 4:14:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: Registered
Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.

Go draw some pictures or something, Mr. Sore-Loserman.

146 posted on 04/19/2007 4:16:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Jim Robinson; nopardons
That’s a damnable a lie. You are glossing over President Bush’s successes in banning partial birth abortion and other conservative pro-life, pro-family, pro-religion advances. Are you now supporting abortion and or downplaying a conservative pro-life president’s direct influence and successes in fighting for conservative pro family values in your sick ass liberal support of the abortionist pig Rudy Giuliani?

Pro-Life Accomplishments: President George W. Bush 2001-Present
“The promises of our Declaration of Independence are not just for the strong, the independent, or the healthy. They are for everyone -- including unborn children. We are a society with enough compassion and wealth and love to care for both mothers and their children, to see the promise and potential in every human life.” -President George W. Bush


147 posted on 04/19/2007 4:17:00 PM PDT by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: Spiff

Good job!


148 posted on 04/19/2007 4:17:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: nopardons
Giulliani fully supports the SCOTUS decision on PBA and said so.

Rudy Giuliani Supports Partial Birth Abortion

Click HERE for Video of Giuliani in his own words.

[GEORGE] WILL: Is your support of partial birth abortion firm?
Mayor GIULIANI: All of my positions are firm. I have strong viewpoints. I express them. And I--I do not think that it makes sense to be changing your position....
ABC News February 6, 2000


TUCHMAN: Giuliani was then asked whether he supports a ban on what critics call partial-birth abortions, something Bush strongly supports.
GIULIANI: No, I have not supported that, and I don't see my position on that changing.
- CNN December 2, 1999


BLITZER: If you were in the Senate and [President Clinton] vetoed, once again, the [ban on the] so-called partial-birth abortion procedure, you would vote against sustaining that against the -- in favor of the veto in other words, you would support the president on that.
GIULIANI: Yes. I said then that I support him, so I have no reason to change my mind about it.
BLITZER: All right. So the bottom line is that on a lot of these very sensitive issues whether on guns, abortion, patients' bill of rights, taxes, you are more in line with the president and by association, with Mrs. Clinton, than you are against them.
- CNN February 6, 2000

MR. RUSSERT: A banning of late-term abortions, so-called partial-birth abortions--you're against that?

MAYOR GIULIANI: I'm against it in New York, because in New York...

MR. RUSSERT: Well, if you were a senator, would you vote with the president or against the president? [Note: President Clinton was in office in 2000]

MAYOR GIULIANI: I would vote to preserve the option for women. I think that choice is a very difficult one. It's a very, very--it's one in which people of conscious have very, very different opinions. I think the better thing for America to do is to leave that choice to the woman, because it affects her probably more than anyone else....

MR. RUSSERT: So you won't change your view on late-term abortion in order to get the Conservative Party endorsement?

MAYOR GIULIANI: It isn't just that. We shouldn't limit this to one issue. I'm generally not going to change my views
- NBC Meet the Press, February 6, 2000


***Note: the version of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban that Giuliani opposed in 2000, that he said he supported Bill Clinton in vetoing the Republican-controlled Congress's legislation, contained the exception for the life of the mother that Rudy is now trying to pretend is a prerequisite for his support of it.

149 posted on 04/19/2007 4:18:21 PM PDT by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: Reagan Man; dirtboy; NapkinUser; Mojave

JimRob’s kicking tail here!


150 posted on 04/19/2007 4:26:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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