Last week, a close friend divulged that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was toying with a White House bid.

Now, he is heading to New Hampshire, just in time for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy announcement.

Giuliani, whose first campaign petered out in 2008 after he chose to skip most of the early primaries, will headline a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire early next month, Fox News reported.

According to the release announcing the event, Giuliani reached out to the party to host the fundraiser.

I am pleased to welcome Mayor Giuliani back to New Hampshire, and I am thrilled that he has reached out to help us raise funds for the NHGOP, Jack Kimball, chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party said in a statement. He is a proven leader who guided us through one of our nation's darkest hours on September 11.

On Fox News Thursday, Rep. Peter King, a fellow New York Republican and a longtime Giuliani associate and close friend, said that the former mayor was considering running for office again.

As of this moment, he is very much inclined to run, King said. He is looking at it very carefully. ... This time he would focus on New Hampshire, that's where his main emphasis would be.

A new CNN/Opinion Research released Friday showed Mr. Giuliani leading the rest of the Republican field. The poll showed his support at 16 percent, just head of Romney at 15 percent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 13 percent. Romney, of the three, however, is the only actively campaigning.