There are just two days left for the 2008 presidential candidates to bring in campaign coin that counts as part of their third quarter fundraising totals.
The candidates are not required to file their fundraising reports until October 15, but political reporters looking for a solid Sunday night TV, or Monday morning newspaper stories, are hoping for leaks to trickle out or campaigns to release the numbers by the end of the weekend.
Things to keep an eye on: Will Barack Obama raise more money than Hillary Clinton this quarter? (He raised $33 million to Clinton's $27 million last period). And what's a few million if Obama continues to trail Clinton in early state and national polling? How big will Mitt Romney's personal check to his campaign be? What will Fred Thompson's numbers look like and how will his campaign aides spin them if they are lagging far behind the other GOP frontrunners?
(And for the campaigns: If a donor gives you a large cardboard check for $340 made out to "Science," you may want to send it back to the organizers of the "Dunder-Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Fun Run Race for the Cure.")
ABC News' Jake Tapper reports that on Monday, Randy Evans, a longtime aide to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Georgia, will announce the creation a website for a possible Gingrich run for the White House. Through that website, Evans will attempt to solicit $30 million in pledges for the Gingrich campaign, which the former speaker said would drive his consideration for a presidential bid. Stay tuned for more at a 3:30pm news conference with Evans on Monday.
Saturday Rudy Giuliani attends the National Federation of Republican Women Convention at the Palm Springs, CA, Convention Center at 11:45 am ET.
The Wyoming Republican Party is hosting two presidential forums on Saturday The first will be held in Casper at Casper College Thunderbird gym at 12:00 pm ET, followed by a second event at Central Wyoming College in Riverton at 7:00 pm ET. Sam Brownback and Duncan Hunter attend both forums. Fred Thompson attends the forum at Casper College.
(Despite our promise, we neglected to include the answer to yesterday's Pop Quiz – the power couple from Casper, WY is of course Richard Bruce and Lynne Vincent Cheney.)
Fred Thompson attends a Christian Alliance Dinner in Clive, IA.
Rudy Giuliani attends a 5:15 pm ET meet and greet at Rose's Restaurant and Deli in Portland, OR and a 7:40 pm ET meet and greet at the Oriel Café in Kirkland, WA
Mike Huckabee is in New Hampshire with a stop in Concord for a pancake breakfast with seniors at Havenwood-Heritage Heights at 8:00 am ET. He then speaks to the Grace Assembly of God Church in Salem at 10:45 am ET and attends the "Old Fashioned Backyard Conversation" with hosts Joe & Joanne Paradis in Londonderry at 1:00 pm ET. The former governor speaks at 4:00 pm ET at the American Solutions Workshop at St. Anselm College in Manchester before finally ending his day at 6:00 pm ET in Franklin at a house party at the home of Dave & Daren Testerman.
Ron Paul is walking in Manchester, NH at the Ron Paul Family Walk, set to begin at the Fairfield Inn at 10:00 am ET.
John McCain attends a house party at the home of Dr. Mark and Patty Henshke in Rye, NH at 1:00 pm ET and then is off to Epping for a town hall meeting at the American Legion Post 51 at 6:00 pm ET and media availability at 7:25 pm ET.
On the Democratic side . . . Hillary Clinton is fundraising in Washington DC while her husband Bill is participating in "Giving -- Live at the Apollo", an MTV panel discussion at New York City's Apollo Theater that will include celebrities such as Bono, Alicia Keys, Shakira, and Chris Rock.
Barack Obama is in Concord, NH at 9:00 am ET, and then joins wife Michelle in Washington DC for the Congressional Black Caucus Gala at 8:00 pm ET
John Edwards is fundraising this weekend with private fundraising events in AL and FL.
Elizabeth Edwards attends the SEIU United Healthcare Workers West 2007 Leadership Conference at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose and attends a fundraising dinner for George Mark Children's House in San Leandro at 8:00 pm ET. Daughter Cate Edwards and every woman's favorite plumber James Denton campaign in Iowa throughout the weekend.
Chris Dodd is in Iowa delivering a series of community kitchen table talks on economic development beginning with a 10:00 pm ET address at Kibbie Family Farm, 12:45pm ET in Storm Lake at Buena Vista University, and a 2:45pm ET at the Wilberding Family Farm in Marcus. Next up is Lally's Eastside Restaurant in Le Mars at 5:00 pm ET and finally a 7:30pm ET Truman Club event in Sioux City at the home of former State Senator Steve Hansen.
Joe Biden attends the Congressional Black Caucus 2007 Awards dinner at 7:00 pm ET at the Washington Convention Center.
Bill Richardson receives the first Bernardo de Galvez Award at the home of the Spanish ambassador, Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri, in Washington DC at 5:00 pm ET.
Sunday TiVo Alert! Newt Gingrich appears on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
John McCain is in Londonderry, NH for a meet and greet and at the Pinkerton Arts Center in Derry for a town hall meeting at 4:00 pm ET and media availability at 5:25 pm ET. He then ends his day in Hollis with a house party at the home of Dr. Jim and Jan Squires at 6:00 pm ET.
Sam Brownback is in Kansas.
Mike Huckabee is in Amherst, NH with a 9:15 am ET meet and greet with the congregation at Amherst Christian Church. The Southern Baptist minister delivers a 10:15 am ET sermon and later holds with a meet and greet at the home of Chris Sealy at noon.
As for the Democrats . . .
Hillary Clinton is fundraising in the Bay Area and attends the "Club 44" block party at 8:30 pm ET.
Chris Dodd remains in Sioux City, Iowa for a town hall meeting on rural economic development.
Bill Richardson spends the evening fundraising in New Mexico. Elizabeth Edwards is the guest of honor at a fundraising luncheon in Oakland, California.
Michelle Obama attends the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. 23rd Annual Awards Brunch at 10:00 am ET, held at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
Monday Mitt Romney holds a media availability at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO at 3:55 pm ET and attends a fundraiser at 5:15 pm ET.
Rudy Giuliani attends public events in Ocean View and Cape May, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.
Fred Thompson is in Iowa for a morning meet and greets in Newton, lunch in Marshalltown, a walking tour of downtown Iowa Falls and meet and greets in Cedar Falls.
And the Democrats… Hillary Clinton is still on the West Coast and attends fundraising events in the Bay area.
Bill Richardson continues fundraising in New Mexico.
Joe Biden is in South Carolina addressing York County Democrats at a meet and greet reception at the party headquarters in Rock Hill at 11:00 am ET, followed by a 2:00 pm ET press conference at the South Carolina State House in Columbia.
Dennis Kucinich attends to Congressional duties for Ohio's 10th district.
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