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After leaving fundraisers yesterday to vote on the Iraq emergency spending bill, McCain returns to Florida today, where he holds a town hall and then a media availability. Giuliani, in New York, opens the NASDAQ market and then heads to Las Vegas.

Giuliani's campaign tells CBN News that the former New York mayor won't seek to change the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding of abortion in most cases.

More Giuliani: He's hired key South Carolina GOP aide Jason Miller, who ran the successful re-election bid of Gov. Mark Sanford (and who some thought was in South Carolina to help George Allen's then-fledgling campaign). His title is deputy communications director, but he will focus on South Carolina for now.

Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) spoke at a McCain fundraiser yesterday but has not officially endorsed the Arizona senator. And McCain is about to nab a key Iowa endorsement: former Rep. Greg Ganske (R). Ganske was in Congress for a decade or so before running for the U.S. Senate in 2002; he lost to Tom Harkin.

CQ has put together a handy chart comparing the voting records of Fred Thompson, Chuck Hagel, John McCain, and Sam Brownback. All four senators served together from 1996 to 2002