Giuliani Helping Walsh Raise Campaign Funds

Posted May 23, 2007 at 4:22pm

Former New York mayor and GOP presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani (R) is scheduled to headline a fundraiser this afternoon for an early supporter, Rep. Jim Walsh (R).

Giuliani, who is touring the Empire State this week to collect endorsements from prominent local GOP officials, will appear at a noon luncheon at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, according to the Syracuse Post Standard. Tickets cost $250, but for $2,300 donors can attend a VIP reception and have their photo taken with Giuliani.

After winning his 10th term with just 51 percent of the vote in November — his narrowest victory ever — Walsh appears headed to a rematch with Dan Maffei (D), the former Capitol Hill aide and TV reporter who almost beat him last time.
— Josh Kurtz