January 2, 2007
"All will come out in worst light . . . $100 million against us on this stuff."
Internal memo from Giuliani campaign on the potential loss in donations, stemming from bad publicity related to his checkered personal history. Before officially announcing his candidacy, Giuliani and his team drafted strategic blueprints identifying key donors to approach and potential liabilities for the future. Losing the 140 page document, which was eventually leaked to the media, was an embarrassment to a candidate known for his tough stance on security matters. A Giuliani spokeswoman later said the document belonged to a staff member and was not official strategy.