Rudy Doubles the New Hampshire Fun
Now, this is interesting... PoliticsNH reports that the Rudy event in New Hampshire has been moved from October 12 to November 3 because because they couldn't accommodate all the people who wanted to see the Mayor.
* Victory NH has rescheduled its inaugural First in the Nation forum featuring former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani from October 12 to November 3, to accommodate unexpected demand for tickets. The event will take place in Manchester and a specific location will be announced in a few weeks. Hizzoner will still take part in a fundraiser for New Hampshire House Republicans on October 12. (9/29)
As the piece notes, Rudy is still keeping to a scheduled October 12th fundraiser for legislative candidates in New Hampshire. So, he'll be in the state twice before Election Day, and once for a hasily scheduled return visit to accommodate the demand to see him.
As far as I can tell, both of these visits are exclusively political. That's meaningful because his past visits to early primary states have often come on the backs of Get Motivated seminars or other scheduled appearances. Moreover, the VictoryNH event is very interesting and quite unlike anything Rudy has done before. VictoryNH is a coalition of pro-gun (note: including the Gun Owners of America affiliate) and anti-tax groups (they're still hawking Steve Forbes' flat tax plan). His appearance before that group -- and to a sellout crowd no less -- tells me he's very serious about wooing conservative activists in the state.
Note to doubters: this is not the schedule of a man who's just trying to pad his speaking fees.