Giuliani Notes: Rudy Donors Going To Bat in New York City
It’s not just spring training for baseball. On March 14, donors will be warming up for the New York Yankees’ No. 1 fan, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Insiders say he’s hosting his first fundraiser, the “New York City Home Team Reception.”
A baseball theme will rule: The $2,300 price will include Cracker Jacks, hot dogs, and a Rudy ‘08 ball cap. The entertainment: the Yank’s organist and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan singing “God Bless America.” And depending on the amount, donors will be categorized as “team captain,” “most valued,” “all star,” and “slugger.”
How big a fan is Giuliani? Pollster Frank Luntz, who’s been to games with Giuliani, tells us, “The most dangerous place anywhere is the space between Rudy and the Yankees.”
The political poop on the street is that Rudy raised over $2 miilion tonight in New York.
White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani stood in front of a mock-up Yankee Stadium wall at a megabucks Midtown fund-raiser last night, telling the crowd he will go to Washington and fight the terrorists’ “war on us.”
Instead of appetizers, guests got Crackerjack, ice cream and hot dogs. Baseball caps emblazoned with “Rudy” were handed out.
“I think we make a mistake when we call it the war on terror, because it is their war on us,” Giuliani told more than 1,000 people in the ballroom at the Sheraton New York.
“I have come face to face with America’s soul, and I have been sustained by it - I got through Sept. 11 not because of me, but because of other people,” said Giuliani, whose event featured the Yankees organist and tenor Ronan Tynan singing “God Bless America.
The Republican ex-mayor said “I’m seeking the presidency for the same reason that I ran for mayor, because I’m confident that with determined leadership, America can, from its strengths, accomplish goals which now seem very, very difficult. What I can do is get things done.”
The Night in pictures:
Comedian Dennis Miller speaks at a fundraiser for presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani in New York, Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Giuliani is the current front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
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