If Rudy Giuliani finishes near the bottom of the pack in New Hampshire, it will not be for a lack of trying.
According to an ABC News tally of his campaign events, the former New York mayor has held more campaign events in New Hampshire (126) than John McCain (104). The only G.O.P. candidate who has held more Granite State events than Hizzoner is Mitt Romney (176).
He also has made a substantial investment on television.
While Giuliani never went on the air in Iowa, he spent $2.5 million on New Hampshire television ads. It was only when his campaign saw that he was losing ground in the state that he scaled back his advertising and re-emphasized his commitment to Florida, which votes Jan. 29, and the more than 20 states which vote on Feb. 5.
Look for Giuliani to downplay tonight's results and focus on Florida. But back in November, the former New York mayor expressed little interest in putting a Sunshine State strategy to the test.
"'It is not inconceivable," Giuliani told The Washington Post's Dan Balz, "that you could, if you won Florida [after losing in the early states], turn the whole thing around. "'I'd rather not do it that way. That would create ulcers for my entire staff and for me. . . . We want to win as many of the early ones as possible. That's why we're here [New Hampshire] and not in Florida right now.'"
Campaign Events in New Hampshire through 1/8/08 (source: ABC News):
Television Spending in New Hampshire through 1/1/08 (source: C.M.A.G.)
Mitt Romney: $7.3 million
John McCain: $3.5 million
Rudy Giuliani: $2.5 million
Ron Paul: < $1 million
Mike Huckabee: $100,000
Fred Thompson: $0
Barack Obama: $4.5 million
Hillary Clinton: $4.5 million
John Edwards: $1.5 million
Bill Richardson: $500,000
New Hampshire results could reverberate in Nevada:
Tuesday's Democratic results in New Hampshire could reverberate in Nevada which is scheduled to hold its caucuses on Jan. 19.
At 11:00 pm ET, a 12-member panel which controls the 60,000-member Culinary Workers union will hold a conference call to decide which '08 candidate to endorse.
The endorsement decision will be announced in Las Vegas on Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET.
As the candidate who has already won Iowa and who is favored to win New Hampshire, Democratic insiders see Barack Obama as favored to win this endorsement.
The union itself, however, says no decision has yet been made.
If Obama does win Culinary's backing, he could hold an event with the union on Friday when he is scheduled to be in Las Vegas. The panel making the decision is the executive committee of UNITE-HERE, Culinary's parent union.
"Fox was, is, and will continue to be an asinine and ignorant network. I have not spoken to anyone in the Clinton campaign about this. I have not done domestic political consulting since President Clinton was elected. I'm not getting back into domestic political consulting. If I do go back, it would be safe to say that I'm the biggest liar in America." --James Carville on Fox report saying he and Paul Begala were joining Clinton campaign LINK
On the campaign trail…
-- Campaigns in Michigan, TBA
-- Campaigns in South Carolina, TBA
-- Attends fundraiser with supporters, Boston, MA
-- 2:45 pm ET: Meets with voters at event, East Grand Rapids, MI
-- 3:45 pm ET: Holds media availability with voters, East Grand Rapids, MI
-- No public events scheduled
-- No public events scheduled
-- 2:45 pm ET: Speaks to voters at event, Melbourne, FL
-- 6:45 pm ET: Visits with supporters at event, West Palm Beach, FL
-- 9:00 am ET: Attends event with voters, Sumter, SC
-- 11:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Florence, SC
-- 2:15 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Conway, SC
-- 5:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Myrtle Beach, SC
-- 6:05 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Myrtle Beach, SC
As for the Democrats…
-- Attends fundraiser with supporters, New York City, NY
-- 3:00 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Jersey City, NJ
-- 12:00 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Clemson, SC
-- 7:00 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Columbia, SC
At the White House. . .
-- 5:00 am ET: Participates in arrival ceremony, Tel Aviv, Israel
-- 8:00 am ET: Meets with the President of Israel, Jerusalem
-- 9:00 am ET: Meets with the Prime Minister of Israel, Jerusalem
-- 10:55 am ET: Participates in joint press availability with the Prime Minister of Israel, Jerusalem
POLITICAL ARTICLES ON ABCNEWS.COM:
ABC News' Russell Goldman Reports: New Hampshire Republican Lean Towards McCain LINK
ABC News' Jennifer Parker Reports: Obama, Clinton Battle in New Hampshire Primary LINK
ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Paul Campaign Reponds to Bigotry Allegations LINK
ABC News' Gary Langer Reports: Partisan Turnout Driving N.H. LINK
ABC News' Christine Byun Reports: Thompson Staff Moves to S.C., Faces Pay Cuts LINK
ABC News' Jennifer Duck Reports: White House Enters the Blogosphere on Middle East Trip LINK
ABC News' Kate Snow and Teddy Davis Report: Carville, Begala Deny Clinton Camp Rescue LINK
ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Live Blogging from New Hampshire Primary LINK
POLITICAL VIDEO AT ABCNEWS.COM
Obama Responds to Bubba's Accusations Obama says Bill Clinton is trying to "muddy" the waters and isn't being fair. LINK
Clinton Dissed by Edwards Supporters Clinton greets Edwards' fans but faces cries for the "status quo to go." LINK
Hillary Won't Iron Your Shirt Sen. Hillary Clinton bates sexist remark by male protestors in Salem, N.H. LINK
Clinton Vents Frustration The former U.S. president rants on Barack Obama's free pass from the press. LINK
Final Moments Before New Hampshire A scrapbook compilation of the last moments before the primary. LINK
Would You Eat a Huckaburger? This bison burger is served with a deep-fried pickle on the side. LINK
Elizabeth Edwards on Campaign Trail The wife of presidential contender John Edwards fights for health and votes. LINK
Tears on the Campaign Trail Does showing emotion help or hurt the presidential candidates? LINK
Republican Race in New Hampshire Sen. John McCain holds a slight edge in the New Hampshire primary. LINK
Behind the Scenes With Clinton The New York senator talks about her emotional moment on the campaign trail. LINK