I See Your NH Filing And Raise You More....

Time was, when a candidate filed for the New Hampshire primary, he'd' devote the entire day to the honor and majesty of the first in the nation contest. But Rudy Giuliani's campaign likes to do things differently.

He filed in New Hampshire yesterday and made the trek in person, but his campaign staged another high-profile filing ceremony in a Feb. 5 state too: in Jefferson City, Missouri, the MO House Majority Leader Steven Tilley, Giuliani's Missouri Co-Chair filed on Giuliani's behalf.

Today, Giuliani surrogates in Alabama, Florida and Alaska will formally file the candidate paperwork, hoping to generate local news coverage.

The multiple filings are a sign that the campaign remains committed to its own view of the usual Iowa-to-New Hampshire momentum swing.

A side note: Hillary Clinton will file in New Hampshire on November 2 -- the day the filing period ends and a few days before Secretary of State Bill Gardner inks in the primary date on the calendar.