Skip to comments.Giuliani Reports Skyscraping Early Money Total for White House Bid
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.
Giulianis 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 Giulianis funds were raised for the nominating campaign, with the rest for possible use in the general election should he win the nomination.
Giulianis report includes numerous donations that highlight his ties to New York, the nations 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 baseballs 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 Giulianis presidential campaign.
This profile of Giulianis 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 Giulianis former corporation counsel during his mayoral tenure: $4,600
John OHurley, 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 Giulianis 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 Giulianis 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 Giulianis 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 congressmans last name.
Among his political supporters at a more grassroots level is West Virginia state Sen. Vic Sprouse, whose campaign committee gave Giulianis campaign a $1,000 contribution.
Giulianis 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. Giulianis campaign also spent more than $116,000 on catering.
back to DU with you then
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”.
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.
btw, you were wrong. I admit it when I am.
These Rudy posts are the FR equivalent of fistfights outside the honky-tonk bar on Saturday night.
Uh, this is DU.
And then you started supporting Rudy Giuliani.
Dang, boy, where did you go wrong?
Rudeee the divider will split the GOP just the way you and yours are splitting FR. Congrats.
Good old-fashioned fun?
LOL! Aren’t they fun? ;-)
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!!
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?
Have a good evening.
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.
Whatever banned substance you're smoking, it must be good.
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.
Admitting you are wrong is a basic communication and dialogue skill.
He’s a damned abortionist liar and your know it. Troll.
Yes, really. He's said so himself. Don't act as though you don't know what I'm talking about.
Facts about Rudy are not lies.
He can use the bully pulpit to denounce abortion. He can also issue EOs to stop funding overseas and in Medicaid.
With all due respect -- you're delusional.
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.
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.
So you say.
I just thought that was worth repeating. :)
I believe her.
Surely you jest. I am stunned at what is happening on this forum!
BTW, I am not a Rudy supporter. I’m not supporting anyone yet.
Thank you! I wish our party was more unified but if this is any indication, we’re never going to win an election.
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.
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?
You’re right. The GOP is a coalition party, and has been for decades. We have to unify the factions in order to win.
Your constant distraction and disruption will not be missed.
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.
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.
More lib trolls bite the dust PING!!!
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.
B U M P
Go draw some pictures or something, Mr. Sore-Loserman.
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
- During his first week in office, President Bush reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform and promote abortion overseas. He threatened to veto an appropriations bill unless a provision overturning the policy was removed.
- President Bush declared that federal funds will not be used for stem cell research that would require the destruction of human embryos. His threat of a veto stopped an attempt in the U.S. Senate to provide funding for such research.
- President Bush has stopped many anti-life initiatives by threatening vetoes -- including proposals to allow abortion to be covered in federal employees health insurance plans, and allow abortions to be performed in U.S. military medical facilities and within the federal prison system.
- The Bush Administration ruled that federally controlled substances cannot be used to assist suicides. When the decision was overturned in federal district court, the Administration appealed the case.
- President Bush has strongly backed a U.S. ban on human cloning and helped defeat a clone and kill proposal in 2001.
- President Bush has helped win U.S. House approval of pro-life measures including the Child Custody Protection Act and the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act.
- President Bush promoted and signed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which protects all infants born alive, including those who survive abortion.
- The Bush Administrations representatives to the United Nations and to UN meetings and conferences have fought repeated efforts to establish an international right to abortion.
- President Bush supported and signed into law the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which recognizes unborn children as victims of violent federal crimes.
- President Bush promoted and signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which bans the use of the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure.
- President Bush appointed two pro-life Supreme Court Justices. Both were instrumental in upholding the ban against Partial Birth Abortion and will provide solid pro-life rulings for years to come.
[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
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
JimRob’s kicking tail here!