Rudy Less Than Thrilled to Be $9.11 Candidate

Calls suggested donation amount ‘unfortunate’
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2007 3:05 PM CDT
Republican Presidential hopeful, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, leaves the stage after delivering remarks to the National Rifle Association in Washington, Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A spokeswoman for presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani is calling an appeal from private fundraisers for $9.11 donations “an unfortunate choice.” During tomorrow’s national house party night, top GOP rainmaker Abraham Sofaer will host an event aiming to net that telltale amount from attendees, the AP reports.

The Reagan-era State Department figure says he didn’t devise the “$9.11 for Rudy” theme either, blaming it on “some young people who came up with it.” The invite refers to a “non-denominational, grassroots campaign” to “support ‘America’s Mayor.’” But the gimmick might be a tad creepy even for the self-proclaimed terrorist slayer.