Rudy’s Second-Quarter Push

Rudy Giuliani is looking to boost his second-quarter fund-raising numbers with a dinner for donors at the Sheraton on June 20, according to a one of the campaign's top contributors.

The minimum ticket for the event is $1,000, and Rudy's key backers are pitching the event as a "great time to impact Rudy's 2nd quarter results!" The dinner is being organized by Paul Singer, the campaign's eastern regional Finance Chairman and Ken Langone, the New York City finance chair, according to an invitation passed on by the supporter.

Giuliani's campaign often argued that it got a late start in the first fund-raising quarter, in which he reported nearly $15 million in donations, and that the second would be more impressive.