Giuliani will raise campaign cash for Christie in the Hamptons
August 16th, 2013
02:03 PM ET
11 months ago

Giuliani will raise campaign cash for Christie in the Hamptons

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election bid will get a boost from Rudy Giuliani later this month when the former New York City mayor hosts a fundraiser for his fellow Republican in the Hamptons.

The cocktail event – which will cost attendees $3,800 a ticket – will take place August 24 at a beachfront mansion in Southampton owned by Clifford Sobel, who served as ambassador to Brazil under former President George W. Bush, and his wife Barbara.

Along with Giuliani, the fundraiser is hosted by Christie's brother Todd and Nick Loeb, a businessman who's currently engaged to actress Sofia Vergara.

Public polls currently show Christie leading his Democratic rival for governor, state Sen. Barbara Buono, by wide margins.

Giuliani has long been a supporter of Christie, and the two have similar profiles as East Coast Republicans governing populaces that generally vote for Democrats.

The former mayor, who was in office during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, praised Christie's handling of last year's Superstorm Sandy. Asked by CNN's Piers Morgan in November whether he could see Christie running for the White House in 2016, Giuliani said the governor was "exactly the kind of public servant we need."

After leaving City Hall in 2001, Giuliani founded a security consulting business and made an unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.


Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Winston Smith

    Specially marked boxes of Count Chocula, with coupons inside will be autographed at local stores. Rudy, learned to spell.

    August 16, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    You earn Ticker points, Winston Smith, for invoking Count Chocula.

    Meanwhile, this is for 2016, not 2014.

    August 16, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  3. kirk

    Christie. The man can't control what goes in or comes out of his mouth

    August 16, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Who cares? Can't wait to see the GOBP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea potty's throats Mitt the twit style.

    August 16, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "RNC moves to freeze out networks on debates"

    Whatever. They were desperately looking for a pretense to avoid networks that might fact check them or ask them questions that aren't softball nonsense designed merely to tee up their canned talking points and buzz word laden answers. Whoopty doo...they found one. Besides, they still haven't forgiven CNN for Crowley correcting Mittens' lies about Benghazi during the debate and everyone knows they are already butthurt about NBC in the first place.

    August 16, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. The REAL Truth...

    @Fair is Fair – the social safety net is being crushed under its own weight. Social Security was a good idea when there was 15 people paying into it for every 1 person drawing on it and life expectancy was maybe a year or two past retirement. The world has changed greatly since 1935, and the programs have not been reformed to the new realities of the 21st century. Their insolvency is almost assured.
    ----------------------------
    Have to disagree with you Fair.. the problem is not SS, it's the constant raiding of it's surplus funds for other Govt uses, replacing them with IOU's. Last time I checked, those IOUS' were somewhere in the $3.64 TRILLION range, and climbing.
    Put that back into SS and there are NO PROBLEMs with SS.

    All the other things SS is doing with means testing. limiting payout, etc. are attempts to work around the poaching of the funds.. that the administrators KNOW will keep happening. If nothing changes, yes, SS will at some point be insolvent, but not because the program is bad or a failure, or there are not enough people, but for the simple reason that Congress cannot keep their grubby little paws of that kind of money!!

    August 16, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. PaulG

    "Christie. The man can't control what goes in or comes out of his mouth"
    Agreed, possibly a worse pick than Mitt.

    August 16, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. patNY

    Why not have this in NJ and seek out NJ donations? We don't need this trash on Long Island, in the Hamptons.

    August 16, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. RomneyWho

    Giuliani, a big fat phony and why is he still around and what does he stand to grain? When was he ever right about anything?

    August 16, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    This guy is a total idiot. I do not know why he brags.

    August 16, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. Gary

    Your a shoe in Chris, with Mr. " There wern't any terror attacts during the Bush administration" on your side.
    And in the Hamptons. You snobbs!

    August 16, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. Pandamonius

    Wow...hobnobbing with the ultra-rich. The GOP should be happy that Christie is FINALLY acting like a Republican!

    August 16, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |