After ten Republican '08ers square off on CNN Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 pm ET, and after Fred Thompson gets a chance to weigh in at 9:00 pm ET on the debate and Scooter Libby's 30-month prison sentence on FNC's "Hannity & Colmes," several Republican presidential candidates stay in the Granite State Wednesday and deliver remarks at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee's 6:00 pm ET annual dinner.
Mitt Romney is the only member of the Big Three who plans to be on hand.
Asked about no-shows from two-thirds of the Big Three, Fergus Cullen, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, diplomatically told ABC News, that Giuliani's approach to New Hampshire has been "different" while adding that John McCain, who has a "reservoir of goodwill" in the state, "shouldn't take New Hampshire voters for granted."
Others joining Romney at Wednesday's dinner in Manchester will be: Sam Brownback, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Tommy Thompson, and businessman John Cox (who doesn't get invited to the televised debates but is a staple at state party dinners).
Prior to the GOP dinner, Romney does an 8:00 am ET Politics and Eggs breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn and Tommy Thompson holds 11:15 am ET and 2:00 pm ET events in Portsmouth and Concord.
Giuliani holds a town hall meeting in New Castle, NH, before heading to Providence, R.I., to raise coin.
As for the Democratic candidates, get ready for lots of "I love these guys" moments when Joe Biden debates Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel on the Iraq war from 8:00-9:30 pm ET in Washington, D.C. The debate is being sponsored by the Financial Times and the Center on Politics and Foreign Relations at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.LINK
As for the other Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton joins Babyface, Katharine McPhee, and Caroline Rhea for the 5:00 pm ET launch of Club 44, her young women's outreach program. She ends her day -- like Giuliani -- with a fundraiser in Providence, R.I. Barack Obama tends to his Senate duties in Washington, D.C., while his wife raises coin in Atlanta, Ga. John Edwards is in South Carolina for an 11:30 am ET appearance before the Florence County Democratic Party.
Bill Richardson has morning and afternoon fundraising events in Dallas and Houston.
As for President Bush, he and the first lady have dinner at the Hohen Luckow Estate in Germany with G8 leaders and their spouses.
Looking ahead to the fall, Univision, the Spanish-language television network, has invited the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to participate in two separate debates, according to a Univision spokesman. The debates would be held on the campus of the University of Miami. (Since the DNC has already announced its list of sanctioned debates, it will not sanction the Univision debate but it will be left up to individual Democratic candidates as to whether they will attend).