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Friday, January 11, 2008

Top Giuliani Aides not getting paid this month

In another sign that Rudy Giuliani’s Florida strategy is not paying off, senior staffers in his campaign are not getting paid this month so that they can save money. With Rudy’s dismal performance in the first three contests (granted he didn’t really participate in those states) money seems to becoming a problem for the campaign. In a fox new story they detail that it looks like Florida will make or break the campaign.
Excerpts from the article:

“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.
DuHaime and other aides stressed that relinquishing pay was voluntary and was limited to senior staffers.
Still, the move raises questions about whether Giuliani’s bank account is as flush as he needs it to be to cobble together wins in enough states to secure the party nod.
The former New York mayor has yet to win a contest and is counting on a victory in delegate-rich Florida to prove his candidacy is viable heading into the multistate contests slated for Feb. 5, where he believes he can prevail in states like California and Illinois.

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