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America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani Brings in Cash for California GOP in OC

Posted by Scott Carpenter on September 21, 2012

Pundits routinely write off California as a helplessly blue state, but the fact remains that there are still many vitally important races in the state. The decennial redistricting that took place last year created several new and very competitive districts throughout the state, and the GOP has a great shot at picking up new legislative seats that were previously gerrymandered exclusively to Democrats, and of course the Mayor’s race in San Diego remains a focus of many throughout the state. The need to rebuild an ailing party in California starts with one thing: Money.

Democrats have had an advantage in California for decades due to the massive amounts of money that government unions can extract from employee paychecks and is later funneled into their operation. The California Republican Party is now poised ready to go back on offense and reclaim some of the newly drawn legislative districts. To get these operations going CRP Vice Chairman Steve Baric recruited America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani to come raise funds for the party operation. Professional fundraiser Jenniffer Rodriguez and Baric put together an exciting event at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach last night that brought in over $100,000 for party operations. The event showed that donors and party faithful are serious and ready to turn the state back around one step at a time. Rudy brought that spark to life with him comments.

Giuliani of course ran for President in 2008 and declined to do so this cycle. He spoke highly of Governor Romney and of course of his disappointment in President Obama. In his blunt yet engaging New York style Rudy put Obama’s failures in plain terms, and highlighted the administration’s poor response to the recent terrorist attacks aimed at Americans in the Middle East. When asked about Governor Romney, Rudy’s advice was short and sweet: “Be yourself.”

With about a month and a half left to Election Day there is much work to be done by candidates, campaign staffers and volunteers. California Republicans remain focused on the priorities of bringing the party back on offense, and Rudy Giuliani’s encouragement flamed that spark a bit last night.

6 Responses to “America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani Brings in Cash for California GOP in OC”

  1. Allan Bartlett said

    Did he mention how much he hates ferrets? Just wondering.

  2. “Democrats have had an advantage in California for decades due to the massive amounts of money that government unions can extract from employee paychecks and is later funneled into their operation”
    Democrats have the advantage here because there are a lot more registered Democrats than there are Republicans…so glad they brought Mr. “a Noun, a Verb and 9/11” to speak. Did anyone else find it humorous that Guiliani was critical of the Democrats politicizing the killing of Osama Bin Laden after Bush dismantled the CIA unit to catch him in 2006?

  3. Scott Carpenter said

    Nice try Dan, Rudy is much better than President “No jobs, more debt…oh look there’s Jay-Z and the ladies from The View, I’m too busy for Netanyahu…but at least I’m a cool guy”

    • Factual accuracy aside, you’re wrong Scott. Obama inheireted an economy purging 750,000 jobs and month and as of today, he’s in positive job growth territory: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/bls-job-numbers-obama-net-growth.php. And compared to Romney and Ryan, yeah, Obama is very cool. Then again, according to Politfact, Republican lie twice as much as Democrats on issues concerning this election. Thanks for proving them right.

      • Scott Carpenter said

        It must be nice to put facts aside as liberals like to do in an effort to win arguments. But the fact is Obama has failed, unemployment is still out of control and underemployment isnt even accounted for. So yeah, factually included I’m right, thanks for proving my point Dan. Keep defending a guy who says a terrorist attack is a “protest” to not look bad politically. Whatever makes you sleep at night.

        • Dan Chmielewski. said

          Scott. I am so sorry Obama didn’t clean up the mess left behind by the previous administration fast enough. Unemployment is high but in decline from the job loss of 750,000 a month when Bush left. Interesting you cite facts– Politifact says GOP candidates are twice as likely to make “pants on fire” lies than Democrats. But nothing says “believe in America” like offshore accounts

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