The Daily Five: Giuliani Loses His National Finance Chair

1. It's not a good sign that Giuliani's senior staff have decided to work without paychecks, and there is no way to spin it otherwise. The amount of money that's involved is miniscule: about $50,000 per month.

So the campaign must really have a cash on hand problem. Breaking News: Giuliani's national finance chair, Roy Bailey, no longer has that position with the campaign. Bailey was not only Giuliani's finance chair, he was one of the founding partners of Giuliani's consulting firm.

2. Finally, for this supporters: Mike Huckabee adds Jim Pinkerton to his policy shop. But why the personal insult against Fred Thompson?

3. New York's Conservative Party will endorse Fred Thompson over Rudy Giuliani.

4. AZ Gov. Janet Napolitano endorses Sen. Barack Obama, saying on a conference call:

I thought deeply about this decision. In my view it wasn't about gender or race. It was between two eminently qualified individuals who bring a lot of talent, either one who would serve as a good president. This president fundamentally about choice, new vision to Washington, DC, bringing different parties, ages, etc. together. Sen. Obama is evidence of that change we need. It was a difficult decision but Sen. Obama is the right choice



5. Hillary Clinton has released a new ad in Nevada and South Carolina featuring her new catchphrase:

"Over the last week I listened to you and in the process I found my own voice. You helped remind everyone that politics isn’t a game. This campaign is about people. About making a difference in your lives. It’s time we had a president who stands up for all of you. “I’m Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.”