In the Flesh

Posted February 2, 2007 at 6:37pm

With one major Republican primary foe already well-entrenched in Washington, D.C., and another aggressively courting Members of Congress and other D.C. insiders, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) has scheduled a meeting with Republican donors and leaders of GOP-leaning political action committees here to discuss his nascent presidential bid.

Giuliani will be huddling with these influential Republicans on Feb. 23 at the Hotel Washington, according to someone who was invited to the event. This marks one of his first major outreach efforts to the D.C. fundraising community.

Giuliani, according to polls, is a frontrunner for the GOP nomination along with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Bluegrass Stakes. Speaking of Romney, on Friday he snared endorsements from three of the four Republicans in the Kentucky House delegation. Reps. Ron Lewis, Hal Rogers and Ed Whitfield have all joined Romney’s team, leaving Rep. Geoff Davis as the only uncommitted Republican in the state delegation.

Before the Kentucky Congressmen signed on, Romney had the endorsements of 10 House Members and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

— Josh Kurtz