Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) heads to New Hampshire for a series of campaign events: From 11:30-12:30 pm ET he will campaign with Rep. Mike Whalley (R-NH) in Concord; from 1:30-2:30 he attends a press conference with Rep. Whalley and NH State GOP. Chairman Wayne Simprini, also in Concord. Then he campaigns with Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH) in Brentwood, NH at 3:30 pm ET.
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) hits the campaign trail for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), attending an event at the Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church in Camden, NJ at 10:00 am ET and another event at the Trenton War Memorial in Trenton, NJ at 12:00 pm ET in Newark, NJ. Sen. Menendez faces a tough race against Republican opponent Tom Kean, Jr.
Later today, Sen. Obama joins Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse at a fundraiser and rally at the Rhode Island College Recreation Center in Providence, RI at 5:30 pm ET. Whitehouse is up against Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI).
Sen. John McCain campaigns for Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) at a Veterans for Kyl Coalition rally at 6:00 pm ET in Phoenix, AZ.
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has a bunch of events today. Sen. Clinton joins Dan Maffei, the Democrat challenging Rep. James Walsh (R-NY) in New York's likely Republican 25th congressional district, at 10:00 am ET in Syracuse, NY. She then joins state Senator David Valesky (D-NY) to talk about after school programs.
Sen. Clinton speaks at the League of Conservation Voters 2006 Annual New York Dinner at 6:45 pm ET before joining Maffei for an 8:00 pm ET fundraiser at the Roxy in New York City.
Vice President Cheney travels to Kansas today where at 1:30 pm ET he'll speak at a luncheon for Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS) at the Capitol Plaza Hotel Manor Conference Center in Topeka, KS. Vice President Cheney will then travel to Louisiana where at 4:45 pm ET he tours the Canal Barge Co. Port of New Orleans offices. Then at 5:15 pm ET, the Vice President will speak at an RNC reception at the Plimsoll Club in New Orleans, LA.
First Lady Laura Bush delivers remarks at a Rep. Chris Chocola (R-IN) fundraiser in South Bend, IN at 1:15 pm ET. Rep. Chocola faces a tough reelection against Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly. Mrs. Bush then participates in a Tree Planting Ceremony at Forest Park in St. Louis, MO at 3:30 pm ET. Mrs. Bush then delivers at a Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) campaign reception in St. Louis, MO at 6:00 pm ET, before a 7:30 pm ET Arch Lighting for Breast Cancer Awareness at the St. Louis Arch in St. Louis, MO. Sen. Talent is in a competitive race for re-election with Democratic state Auditor Claire McCaskill.
According the Missouri media, the First Couple does not plan to do any meeting in St. Louis, with each other.
See below for more schedule items.
Mark Warner: Not for President?:
According the granddaddy of them all, the Hotline: "Ex-VA Gov. Mark Warner plans to make a major announcement today about his 2008 presidential bid, three Virginia Democratic sources said. According to two Virginia Democrats who have been formally briefed, Warner is expected to say that he has decided not to run for president in 2008. Warner will speak to Virginia reporters at 11:00 am ET. A Warner spokeswoman declined to comment."
In advance of tonight's Chicago fundraiser, the New York Times' Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny look at the evolution of President Bush's support of Speaker Hastert over the last ten days. LINK