Giuliani while being instructed by New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner on where to sign, said jokingly, "If I sign there, can you sign here?" - pointing to the blank date on his application.
Giuliani later turned to Gardner and asked "Can you give us a hint?"
"Not quite," Gardner responded.
Giuliani did note the significance of keeping New Hampshire the first primary state and later told reporters he would not "get involved" with any Republican National Committee penalties against the state.
On Monday Republican Party leaders recommended punishing New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Wyoming for pushing their contests ahead in the calendar. The penalty would strip these five states of half their delegates.
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla