He's leading in many of the polls there, but Rudy Giuliani has yet to step foot in Iowa to campaign. But that's about to change, the Des Moines Register says. Giuliani has hired his first Iowa staffer and plans a visit to the state in the coming weeks.
Newt Gingrich, who may or may not get into the presidential race, participates in a discussion on the upcoming election with former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and NBC's Tim Russert at Cooper Union in New York. Gingrich will "encourage today's presidential candidates to spurn sound bites for serious discussion and debate... In an interview, Mr. Gingrich, who has said he will decide later this year whether he'll run in 2008, said his goal was to 'reinvigorate the idea of policy discussions as part of the political process.' He challenged the presidential candidates to agree in advance to nine weekly 90-minute debates after the nominations, each on a single topic."
Per his campaign, John McCain tonight attends the Irish-American Republicans 10th Annual Awards Reception in New York City, where he will be an honoree. He also will appear on the David Letterman Show tonight.