Skip to comments.Senior Giuliani Campaign Staffers Forego Paychecks
Posted on 01/11/2008 8:11:00 AM PST by Calpernia
About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are foregoing their January paychecks, aides said Friday, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican presidential candidate.
"We have enough money, but we could always use more money,'' contended Mike DuHaime, Giuliani's campaign manager and one of those who now is working for free. "We want to make sure we have enough to win.''
At the end of December, he said the campaign had $11.5 million cash on hand, $7 million of which can be used for the primary. He disputed the notion of a cash-strapped campaign, and said Giuliani continues to bring in cash; several fundraisers are scheduled this week in Florida.
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No matter whose campaign it is, it’s never an encouraging sign when campaign staffers start working for free.
“Its all about money. Rudy is the only candidate who can raise $100 million dollars. He is the only one who can get elected.” - often repeated quote from hundreds of Giuliani supporters last year
Follow the money.
Is there a new Mistress anywhereabouts?
Staffers working for free are saying they don’t have money troubles? They have mortgages and car payments. They aren’t doing this because the money situation is ok.
Heh. That picture of Rudy in drag killed him with potential online supporters for sure.
Dear Stafffers : you are freaking STUPID.
and I have a typo ... crap ... lol
Rudy’s probably got more money than all of the combined. If the campaign $ isn’t there, can’t he pay them himself? Not a rhetorical question; I really don’t know.
He disputed the notion of a cash-strapped campaign, and said Giuliani continues to bring in cash...
You bet he does...
..maybe Rudy can raffle off some of his dresses on E-Bay...
But...but...julieann was the only one who could beat the hildabeast. lololololol
No matter whose campaign it is, its never an encouraging sign when campaign staffers start working for free.
I took some time and looked back in the 3rd quarter 2007 filings at the internals of the campaign finance filings.
Salary expenditures for Q3 as of Sept 30 showed McCain paying people 910K, though his previous report was much higher and showed he paid salaries for all of 2007 to date at that time about $4 million. That was the time period when he shut down everything after Comprehensive Immigration Reform, if you recall.
Romney paid salaries of $2 million in Q3. About the same amount for Guilliani. Hillary and Obama, about double that each.
So given that the estimate is 750 million dollars must be spent by the final two going all the way to November, and top end quarterly salaries of $2-4 million, it does not seem to make sense for people to take pay cuts other than for symbolism. $2 million per quarter is nothing as a percentage of the total. One wonders if the symbolism of sacrifice to the lower staff workers is undone by the appearance of fund raising problems.
The big expenses are media buys and to a lesser extent consultants (pollsters). Travel is also only $1-2 million per quarter for a top tier campaign.
The lower tiers, of course, can spend less because 1) they don’t compete everywhere and 2) they are lower tier.
LOL, it doesn’t have to be a mistress, Judi is quite capable of running through all the money herself.
Excuse me while I don't shed any tears. This is just like an entrepreneur forgoing paychecks from his business in expectation of making many times that later.
To be fair, Rudy did have one real thing working for him. He was a hard nosed bastard who turned New York City around, from a cess pit that people were fearful to visit to a prosperous tourist mecca. He was never nice, but he was effective.
But he also has many things working against him, as we all know. And in the end they far outway his unpleasant but effective competence. I’m willing to give him his due, while saying that I still wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole because of his abominable positions on abortion, gay rights, illegal immigration, and gun control.
For all those reasons, there is no way on earth that he could win the election, and the money people who supported him were delusional to think he could.
If he needs some free media attention--he could get lots for free by showing up for the next debate in one of those outfits!!!!..lol
Because its true.
Watch the infusion of cash if Rudy picks off the orange state.
Now that would be ratings!
Maybe Hannity will come up with some bucks for these guys...
IF---BIG IF---he is running short on funds---I find it hard to believe Rooty can't access the zillions he's got offshore----stashed all over the world in multiple companies he owns. He reportedly earn $one million dollars a month from his global financial interests.
I DO find it believable that Giuliani is tanking from the scandals attached to his name. Giuliani was hurt by scandals involving mobbed-up Bernard Kerik (Rooty's former bodyguard, driver, Police Commissioner and business partner---in that order).
PLUS Rudy's porking his mistress on the public dime and hiding the theft of public services in obscure city agencies, then lying about it to voters.
Unzipped Rudy is something else. Giuliani's messy personal life is a big turnoff to women voters. Rudy had no qualms causing the public humiliation of his second wife by dumping her at a news conference without even telling her. He tried to dump his two young kids out in the streets---saying he was dividing the Mayoral mansion in two---for his mistress.
It makes wives and moms around the country skeptical of putting him in the White House. If he can't control his zipper, how can he control the country?
One news poll found 50% of women overall - and 48% of GOP women - are less likely to vote for Giuliani because he dumped his second wife Donna Hanover at a 2000 press conference.
A lot of women say Giuliani's assigning taxpayer-funded bodyguards/drivers to his girlfriend while his wife was still NYC's First Lady was EVEN WORSE than Rudy's public humiliation of the mother of his children.
"Rotten" is a word that came up again and again when women refer to Rudy.
All of that could affect his fund-raising.
..yeah, that’s the picture you want posted all over the Muslim world—they’ll fear and respect us then...
>>>I find it hard to believe Rooty can’t access the zillions he’s got offshore——stashed all over the world in multiple companies he owns. He reportedly earn $one million dollars a month from his global financial interests.
Unless the investigation (Kerik) has him keeping his head down?
>>>I DO find it believable that Giuliani is tanking from the scandals attached to his name. Giuliani was hurt by scandals involving mobbed-up Bernard Kerik
I think this is more the case.
Ever see the video that is a still shot from?
It was posted here:
That's posted here too: http://www.giulianitime.com/ under Gallery
..is all this stuff in his Florida ads?
Maybe the LCR ones?
Rooty cant access the zillions hes got offshorestashed all over the world in multiple companies he owns........Unless the Kerik investigation has him keeping his head down?
New York City Correction Foundation
Bernard Kerik, Founder, President
Frederick J. Patrick (sole signatory on New York City Correction Foundation foundations bank accounts). Currently in jail for misusing accounts for phone sex with inmates.
Forbes magazine reported Oct 27, 2006 that Kerik’s New York City Correction Foundation was entangled in petty penny stock deals and unseemly financing projects.
New York City Correction Foundation (1) accepted fees from over-the-counter penny stocks, (2) made alliances that have gone nowhere and (3) formed pacts with businesses and individuals that have come under scrutiny by regulators and law enforcement officers, reports Forbes magazine.
GIULIANI CONNECTION Forbes cited a number of deals that might be perceived as being illegal. Forbes cited New York City Correction Foundation foray into Lighting Science Group. Giuliani’s banking arm took a warrant for 1.6 million shares at 60 cents, a fee of $150,000 and a promise to raise cash. The firm went bankrupt. It lost $412,000 on sales of $137,000 in its last six months. Another venture is CamelBak, maker of a hands-free canteens for Marines in Iraq.
It started out under Giuliani’s consulting arrangement with $31 million in sales, but got run into the ground with various missteps, including having as a board member, the disgraced Bernie Kerik who pled guilty to having mob ties.
GIULIANI SHADY DEAL Forbes said Giuliani’s most controversial deal was throwing in with a 2004 project with Applied DNA Sciences, which promised to outsmart counterfeiters by inserting bits of DNA from plants into cosmetics and pills to prevent bootleg versions. Its head, Richard Langley Jr., however, had a shady past, having pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and commercial bribery in another penny stock scam.
..I’m not familiar with that film, but it sounds like it is pretty damaging to him...
Lighting Science Group???!!!
That is the Dark Sky Maniacs!
Fully shielded (fixture) Manufacturer Lighting Science Group, Corp.
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Dark sky feature Protected Outdoor Environment
News from the Dark Side: 'Saving the Night Skies'
>>>In Loudoun County, Va., a group of "light pollution" activists have been pushing hard for a law that would plunge the citizens and businesses, as well as public facilities, into darkness by limiting the kinds and amount of light they could display.<<<
>>>These lovers of darkness have an international organization that is working hard to insure that we can all see the stars at night, but not the entrances to our homes and driveways. They belong to a Tucson, Arizona organization called the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). This group of environmental loonies exists "to preserve and protect our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting."<<<
This is the movement that took away our light bulbs!
Giuliani is behind our light bulbs going away!!!!!!
Check out Rudy’s unbelievable drop (on realclearpolitics) in New York!! McCain is now only three points behind him,,,IN NEW YORK!!!
Great news. May the libs and moderate Republicans expend infinte dinero backing this weak sister.
>>>GIULIANI SHADY DEAL Forbes said Giulianis most controversial deal was throwing in with a 2004 project with Applied DNA Sciences, which promised to outsmart counterfeiters by inserting bits of DNA from plants into cosmetics and pills to prevent bootleg versions.
This probably has to do with the patentability one DNA sequence code for particular proteins.
Don’t miss the tidbit I pinged you here for. Giuliani is behind the light bulb ban.
LOL----that is ominous for the ex-mayor.
I would like some more info if you guys can help me. I like many things about Rudy not the least of which is his toughness and cleaning up NYC and of course how he handled himself and the city during 9/11. But I’ve made it clear I want to know more about his views.
I have a friend who lives in NYC and is very liberal who tells me he is dirtier than dirt. She tells me he is the only one who’s made money off of 9/11 among many other things including that his wife holds a job with a 9/11 charity that pays her $100,000 a year. (Btw, while she trashes Giuliani she tells me she’s unaware of any lies or exaggerations told by Hillary so you see where her head is.)
I really don’t know about those things for which this friend is criticizing him and would love some input if you know. I tend to discount most of what this friend says politically because of her far left, crazy views.
FTR, I love Thompson and am hoping he is going to get some steam from last night’s debate. He said everything last night I wanted to hear. But I have also wanted to hear more from Rudy however I can’t feel good about supporting someone like him if he is as dirty as squirt boy, which I have a hard time believing he is.
EXCERPT----NY POST By BRENDAN SCOTT, Nov 11, 2007
When Rudy Giuliani walked out of City Hall six years ago, he had $2 million in the bank and the moniker "America's mayor" on his résumé. Then came the book deals, the speaking tours and the partnership at a powerful Washington lobbying house. None, however, would prove more lucrative than the small consulting firm Giuliani and a dozen of his most trusted aides founded in 2002 in an angular glass tower at 5 Times Square.
Most of the firm's top executives were in the mayor's "kitchen cabinet," including Bernard Kerik, his former police chief; Michael Hess, who served as the city's top lawyer; Anthony Carbonetti, chief of staff from '99-'01; Daniel Connolly, special counsel to the city's Law Department from '97-'01; Thomas Von Essen, former FDNY commissioner; and Dennison Young Jr., chief counsel during Giuliani's eight years as mayor.
Since its startup in 2002, Giuliani Partners has formed several subsidiaries, including an investment bank called Giuliani Capital Advisors - since sold - Giuliani Compliance Japan and security companies called Giuliani-Kerik and Giuliani Security & Safety, which replaced Giuliani-Kerik and Giuliani Security & Safety Asia.
By the time Giuliani declared his run for president last spring, his namesake firm had grossed an estimated $100 million. The ex-mayor himself was worth of as much as $66 million. But on the campaign trail he has been fending off questions about the shady clients, disgraced employees and murky business decisions.
Nobody has been more problematic than Kerik, who rose from a job as Giuliani's driver during his 1993 mayoral campaign to head of the city's Correction Department and finally police commissioner. At Giuliani Partners, Kerik headed an affiliated security-consulting company.
Controversy erupted after Giuliani recommended Kerik to President Bush, who nominated him be Homeland Security chief in 2004. Kerik abruptly withdrew his name, blaming tax issues involving a nanny, but reports soon surfaced about stock-option windfalls, connections with people suspected of dealing with the mob and extramarital affairs.
February 27, 2002
Giuliani to Give Money Quickly In Shift on Twin Towers Charity
Rudolph W. Giuliani agreed yesterday to distribute promptly the $100 million remaining in the city's Twin Towers Fund to the families of 430 uniformed and civilian rescuers killed on Sept. 11. Mr. Giuliani's pledge came after weeks of criticism about his plans for the Twin Towers money, including threats of a lawsuit from police widows. The decision by the former mayor, who formed the Twin Towers Fund within days of the attack, amounts to a substantial victory for the families of the rescuers, many of whom have criticized his efforts to privatize the fund, hire a staff of 12 to oversee its work and perhaps take months or even years to disburse its millions.
Even more important, it remained uncertain if New York State's attorney general and the courts would approve the transfer of the $100 million left in the city's Twin Towers Fund to the private charity of the same name that is controlled by Mr. Giuliani. In recent weeks, while seeking control of the $100 million, Mr. Giuliani asserted that he had a ''sacred obligation'' to the families of the dead rescuers, and he suggested that fiscal prudence demanded a measured approach to distributing the money, taking perhaps as long as three years.
In turn, the police widows agreed to abandon their threats of a court fight to oppose the formal transfer of the $100 million. They also agreed not to oppose Mr. Giuliani's continued control of roughly $15 million he has raised since leaving office in the new private charity and to maintain a staff to oversee both further fund-raising and the distribution of additional benefits to the families.
According to several people present, the police relatives lashed out at the former mayor, accusing him of failing to communicate, ignoring their wishes and seeking undue control over their financial futures by forcing them to apply repeatedly to the Twin Towers Fund for money. ''I didn't want to go through the next 20 years asking a board for money,'' said Kathy Vigiano, whose husband, Joseph Vigiano, a police officer, was killed. But those who were not in yesterday's meeting -- most notably representatives from the police and fire unions -- reacted cautiously; in part, they acknowledged, because of their history of bruising contract battles with Mr. Giuliani, but also because the deal took them by surprise. ''Unbelievable,'' Capt. Peter Gorman, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, said yesterday when he was told about it by a reporter.
But Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, said that he remained adamantly opposed to any transfer of funds to Mr. Giuliani's charity. He also objected to Mr. Giuliani's continued control over even the $15 million in his private charity.Mr. Giuliani, he charged, gives every indication of using the Twin Towers Fund to maintain a staff of loyal supporters and to advance his political aspirations.
Mr. Giuliani has proposed spending up to $2.2 million on administrative costs, including paying a receptionist as much as $8,700 a year more than a rookie police officer. The fire union distributed its $111 million with estimated administrative costs of less than $30,000. ''As far as I'm concerned, all they need right now is a calculator, a check-writing machine and someone to sign the checks,'' Mr. Schaitberger said yesterday. Just last week, in a long interview about the Twin Towers Fund, Mr. Giuliani brushed aside such criticisms.
The president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, said Giuliani gives every indication of using the Twin Towers Fund to maintain a staff of loyal supporters and to advance his political aspirations.
BACKGROUND Giuliani very publicly, for maximum PR impact--- mostly to to suckup to voting blocs and campaign contributors---- ripped up a huge Saudi check made on behalf of 9/11 victims. Then very quietly, Giuliani turned around and accepted big Saudi checks when they were made out to his consulting business, "Giuliani Partners.
The original Saudi check was made out to the "Twin Towers Fund" Rudy's special little "tax-exempt charity." Rudy appointed to the Board of Directors Arnold Schwarzenegger and his then-mistress, Judith Nathan. Giulaini then referred to Nathan as a "philanthropist."
Arnold used the tax-exempt "Twin Towers Fund" to help him launch his profit-making movie, "Collateral Damage," with Rudy and his entourage joining in on the gala event.
What B.S. When you don't make your payroll, you're in trouble.
So I guess Hunter is the ONLY guy standing who does not give a rats ass about the enviroweenies.
Giuli makes me ill. I don’t know how the pubbies could have honestly believed he could have won the general election.
Thanks for the info. I don’t like hearing it though. Does he have any defense of this stuff? It seems I’ve heard him explaining away some things lately that he says are completely documented. Well, I see I need to dredge up a few threads here to find out more.
>>>Well, I see I need to dredge up a few threads here to find out more.
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NEWS STORY Bracewell & Giuliani Firm Advises Cintra in First Privatization of Toll Road in Texas
DALLAS (March 1, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Rudy's Texas-based law firm with global connections) advised Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties ("trade road" is four football fields wide). The award to Cintra, approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, is the first privatization of a Texas toll road. Bracewell is acting as project counsel to Cintra with respect to the 50-year concession from the Texas Department of Transportation. Cintra will pay a $2.1 billion upfront and annual lease payments totaling $700 million. "Cintra was awarded this project because of its proven expertise and competitive proposal," said Thomas O. Moore, partner with Bracewell & Giuliani. "This is the largest transportation deal of 2007. This is one of only five deals in the country."