WASHINGTON--Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani flew to Chicago from here today to pick up campaign cash. His operation added a retail stop--at Harry Caray's restaurant, named after the beloved, sadly departed Cubs announcer.
Giuliani headlined a prospecting lunch at the Chicago Club with some of the state's GOP elite who want to get to know him better. Though Illinois is a solid blue state--and is Obama country--the Land of Lincoln is green with money potential for Republicans. Mitt Romney stopped in Chicago last week for a funder breakfast.
Giuliani later today speaks at a funder at the Palmer House Hilton.
New poll results from CNN....
Giuliani 34%McCain 18%Gingrich 9%Romney 9%Pataki 3%Gilmore 2%Brownback 2%Hagel 2%Paul 2%Huckabee 1%Tancredo 1%Thompson 1%Hunter *
ASTERISK MEANS LESS THAN ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT