A top aide to Giuliani has departed the campaign.
HANOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Less than one week before presidential campaigns report their 3rd quarter fundraising totals, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is parting ways with his top finance staffer.
Anne Dunsmore, deputy campaign manager for finance, has left the Giuliani campaign, Giuliani's spokesman said in a prepared statement.
"Anne Dunsmore is no longer working on our campaign," said Katie Levinson, Giuliani's communications director. "We thank Anne for her service and the departure is amicable."
A campaign official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told CNN's John King that Dunsmore's departure was a mutual decision and that it "just wasn't the right fit." The former deputy campaign manager for finance released her own statement saying that "I continue to believe Rudy Giuliani is the strongest candidate in the race and I strongly support him for president."
Republican fundraiser Jim Lee will now serve as national co-chairman and head Giuliani's finance machine.
Giuliani, asked if the staff shakeup was a sign of fundraising troubles, said, "I don't think so. I think we'll have a pretty good quarter; one of the best of the Republicans."
The former mayor made the comments, while fundraising Wednesday in New Jersey.
As for Lee, Giuliani said, "We thought Jim Lee would be able to spread us out even more nationally. He’s been an enormously successful fundraiser for us."
Sunday is the filing deadline for the presidential campaigns to report their campaign cash totals. Giuliani and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are battling for the top spot when it comes to fundraising. They are both far ahead of the rest of the Republican field.
- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser