Today's Schedule (all times Eastern):
—9:00 am: Representative Dick Gephardt meets with supporters to talk about the economy, Portsmouth, N.H.
—10:30 am: Senator Bob Graham attends the National Balloon Classic, Indianola, Iowa
—12:00 pm: Senator Joe Lieberman meets with employees of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Manchester, N.H.
—12:45 pm: Senator Bob Graham has lunch with Warren County Democrats, Indianola, Iowa
—1:00 pm: Representative Dick Gephardt meets with supporters to talk about the economy, Concord, N.H.
—1:00 pm: Senator John Kerry goes on a downtown walk, Derry, N.H.
—1:15 pm: Senator Joe Lieberman meets with employees of Delta Education, Nashua, N.H.
—2:30 pm: Senator Bob Graham tours the John L. Lewis Museum of Labor and Mining, Lucas, Iowa
—3:00 pm: Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to attend 11th Annual Inner-City Games, Bellflower, Calif.
—4:30 pm: Senator John Edwards meets with Beaufort County Democrats, Hilton Head, S.C.
—4:30 pm: Hearing scheduled for lawsuit filed by supporters of Governor Davis who allege recall signatures were collected fraudulently, Central Civil West Court, Los Angeles
—5:30 pm: Senator John Kerry has dinner with firefighters, Salem, N.H.
—6:00 pm: Representative Dick Gephardt meets with supporters to talk about the economy, Claremont, N.H.
-- The California Supreme Court's refusal to act in all five recall-related lawsuits means the recall election — or gubernatorial circus, as some call it — moves forward full steam ahead with its October date, barring intervention by the federal courts.
-- The final deadline for filing is less than 48 hours away.
-- Schwarzenegger hit all the morning shows today, talking — nearly without interruption — about the need for leadership in California. He has 3 pm ET photo op today.
-- Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan is endorsing Schwarzenegger in the race.
-- Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth may get into the race today. At this point, that is the only potential major entry we are tracking.
-- Senator Barbara Boxer is expected to weigh in on the recall and a Democratic candidate.
-- Questioning Schwarzenegger — not merely through opposition research, but on what he actually thinks and plans to do about the issues — is beginning in earnest.
-- How quickly and how big will conservative opposition to Schwarzenegger build? What kind of endorsements (political and business) will he roll out to shield himself?
Schwarzenegger is expected to attend the 11th Annual Inner-City Games in Bellflower, California, this afternoon, and the media throng will be HUGE.
Peter Ueberroth, former commissioner of Major League Baseball and Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1984, is expected to make an announcement about his possible California gubernatorial candidacy some time today.
On Saturday, Bill Simon will hold a rally at the Norwalk Marriott Hotel in Norwalk, California at 2:00 pm ET. After the rally, he'll head to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's office to file his declaration of candidacy.
At some point on Saturday, Schwarzenegger is expected at the same location to file his paperwork, and the media throng will be HUGE.
At 11:00 pm ET Saturday night, Simon will speak at the California Republican Assembly's dinner at the Burbank Hilton. Simon will appear on Fox News Sunday on, uhh, Sunday.