Mitt Romney speaks in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday at the Republican National Committee meeting of state party chairmen. He also is meeting privately with RNC members before the speech.
Romney has picked up the backing of senior GOP figures this week, including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, but there might be some in the grassroots crowd at the Scottsdale gathering he needs to win over.
Campaign finance reports for March are due Friday to the Federal Election Commission. It will be the first gauge since Super Tuesday of how much money candidates are raking in and where the money is coming from. The Obama campaign already has reported it and the Democratic Party raised $53 million in March.
Romney also will do some campaigning Friday in Arizona. Newt Gingrich will be stumping in Buffalo, N.Y., and Ron Paul will be busy politicking in Pennsylvania.
Over the weekend, Gingrich will be in Delaware and Paul still will be in Pennsylvania.
President Barack Obama welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to the White House on Friday. The ride is part of a program providing rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raising public awareness of challenges facing veterans recovering from life-altering injuries. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will attend a campaign event in Santa Barbara, Calif.
And then there is this: Don't be surprised if there is more fallout over the weekend from the Secret Service brothel scandal. The agency already has announced three departures. Will there be more? Some of the prostitutes who allegedly met with agents have been interviewed. Are more details about what happened going to be made public?
Sources: Yahoo! News, ABC News, Associated Press.
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