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? ;-)
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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.
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Whatever banned substance you're smoking, it must be good.
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