Giuliani Notes: Wayne Semprini to Lead New Hampshire Presidential Operations

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Wayne Semprini, former New Hampshire state Republican Party chairman

AP: Giuliani hires former N.H. GOP chair

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has recruited veteran Republican activist Wayne Semprini to lead his New Hampshire operations.

Giuliani, who is mulling a White House run, announced the appointment Monday, following his weekend visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state.

“We picked up a lot of supporters this weekend,” Semprini said.

Semprini, who until Saturday was the state Republican Party chairman, has been involved in New Hampshire politics since 1972.

A good pick up for the Giuliani campaign. Others think not so much.

But, this could be health related?

Semprini had cited health problems as his reason not to seek another term leading the state GOP, but said surgery earlier this month appears to have resolved complications from a hip replacement.

“My rehab is going phenomenally well,” Semprini said. “At this stage, I should be up to fighting speed by the first of March. … I’ll still be involved, but from a different angle now.”

Others already on board:

Giuliani has hired other key staff in New Hampshire, including veteran GOP activist David Tille as his political director. Chris Wood, a veteran of Steve Forbes’ and Pat Buchanan’s campaigns, will lead coalition building.

Previously, Flap had reported on the New Hampshire operation:

Giuliani’s New Hampshire senior campaign team will include:

  • Jeb Bradley’s former outreach director, David Tille, as state political director. Tille had been with Bradley since 2002 and previously worked for Sen. Bob Smith and Rep. Charlie Bass.
  • Jeff Semprini, the son of outgoing state GOP chairman Wayne Semprini, as a regional field director and youth and college outreach coordinator.
  • UNH graduate Misty Haungs as state field director. A deputy regional political director for the Republican National Committee, she is a former Judd Gregg staffer and field manager for the GOP’s New Hampshire Victory 2004 organization.
  • Veteran conservative organizer and strategist Chris Wood as coalitions director. He has long been active in the state GOP, the right-to-work movement and the anti-tax Citizens for a Sound Economy. He’s also worked for Presidential hopefuls Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan.

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Misty Haungs, New Hampshire Field Director

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith, right. pass a cluster of photographers and reporters as he tries to leave the Palace theater in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.

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Giuliani Notes: Giuliani Visits Rhode Island

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaking January 27, 2007 at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s State Convention.

Rudy does Rhode Island

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani makes a stop in Providence for his possible presidential bid.

Last night, Giuliani was in the city for a few hours for a one-thousand-dollar-a-person cocktail reception to benefit his presidential exploratory committee.

Guests included Governor Carcieri and former Governor Lincoln Almond; former Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian.

During a short speech at the event, Giuliani said the United States must do everything it can to be successful in Iraq, must become energy independent and must fix the Social Security system. He favors allowing some investment in private accounts.

UPDATE: Giuliani’s Speech to New Hampshire GOP

Will be shown on Road to the White House tonight on C-Span @ Broadcast times are: 6:30pm, 9:30pm, and 12:30pm Eastern Standard time.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) speaks at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting.

H/T: race42008.com

On Schedule for this week:

January 29, 2007

A Giuliani fund-raiser will be held Jan. 29 in Pacific Palisades, Calif., at the home of Bill Simon, the 2002 Republican candidate for governor of California, costing $2,300 a person and $4,600 per couple.

January 30, 2007:

Bono’s campaign is sponsoring a golf event to raise funds for Giuliani’s committee on Tuesday, at the Rancho Mirage home and golf course of Edra Blixseth, Porcupine Creek Golf Club. Information: (310) 500-4284 or by e-mail at events@marybono.com

February 1, 2007:

Texas Republican contributors are being solicited to spend $30,000 for dinner with former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston Feb. 1 to finance his “presidential exploratory committee.” The “private” dinner will follow a 6:30 to 8 p.m. cocktail reception, costing $2,100 a person and $4,200 for couples.

The best-known host of Giuliani’s Houston event is billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens Jr., chairman of the private equity firm BP Capital Management. Also on Giuliani’s Texas fund-raising team are Tom Hicks, whose company owns the Texas Rangers baseball team; oil industry executive Jim Lee; and lawyer Patrick C. Oxford.

And for internet contributors the Join Rudy 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee will be happy to accept your credit card here.

Stay tuned……

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani shakes hands at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Giuliani started a two-day campaign swing speaking in the North Country to the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Giuliani Notes: Dollars for Rudy

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Rudy Giuliani laughs with Girl Scouts from Littleton, N.H., Troop 837 at the annual Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., Friday night.

Dollars for Rudy

January 29, 2007

A Giuliani fund-raiser will be held Jan. 29 in Pacific Palisades, Calif., at the home of Bill Simon, the 2002 Republican candidate for governor of California, costing $2,300 a person and $4,600 per couple.

January 30, 2007:

Bono’s campaign is sponsoring a golf event to raise funds for Giuliani’s committee on Tuesday, at the Rancho Mirage home and golf course of Edra Blixseth, Porcupine Creek Golf Club. Information: (310) 500-4284 or by e-mail at events@marybono.com

February 1, 2007:

Texas Republican contributors are being solicited to spend $30,000 for dinner with former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston Feb. 1 to finance his “presidential exploratory committee.” The “private” dinner will follow a 6:30 to 8 p.m. cocktail reception, costing $2,100 a person and $4,200 for couples.

The best-known host of Giuliani’s Houston event is billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens Jr., chairman of the private equity firm BP Capital Management. Also on Giuliani’s Texas fund-raising team are Tom Hicks, whose company owns the Texas Rangers baseball team; oil industry executive Jim Lee; and lawyer Patrick C. Oxford.

And, of course, there is the good ol’ internet contribution website here.

Stay tuned…….

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