"In December 1999 McCain told NBC's Tim Russert, "on the Martin Luther King issue, we all learn, OK? We all learn. I will admit to learning, and I hope that the people that I represent appreciate that, too. I voted in 1983 against the recognition of Martin Luther King….I regret that vote,'" Tapper writes.
Barack Obama will not be in Memphis but will make remarks at a town hall in Fort Wayne, IN to note the significance of the day.
Per ABC News' Sunlen Miller, Obama will talk about the struggle for economic justice that Dr. King was fighting for in Memphis forty years ago and how that's a struggle that continues today. Obama will call on Americans to complete the work that King began and help struggling families today by coming together as Americans.
Add this to the list of "Things We Never Thought We Would Write" in this campaign season – the center of the Democratic political universe tomorrow? Grand Forks, ND.
Both Obama and Clinton address the North Dakota Democratic-NPL State Convention which competes with next week's NCAA men's ice hockey Frozen Four as the most exciting and buzzed-about event for Sioux State residents this month.
The Labor Department releases unemployment figures for March on Friday morning. The numbers come out at 8:30 am ET, so expect those campaign statements to hit inboxes shortly thereafter.
The FEC reports are not due until April 20th, but the Obama campaign announced that it raised over $40 million from 442,000 contributors and the Clinton campaign said it raised at least $20 million for the month of March.
ABC News' Kate Snow reports that on a conference call with reporters earlier today, Clinton campaign Communications Director Howard Wolfson downplayed the fundraising gap.
"We knew he was going to outraise us. He has for the last several months," Wolfson said.
Wolfson insisted -- as the campaign has repeatedly said-- that Clinton has enough money to be competitive and successful moving forward. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/04/clinton-fundrai.html
On the campaign trail. . .
-- 11:00 am ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Fort Wayne, IN
-- 6:30 pm ET: Addresses the North Dakota Democratic-NPL State Convention, Grand Forks, ND
-- Attends event for the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memphis, TN
-- 8:30 pm ET: Addresses the North Dakota Democratic-NPL State Convention, Grand Forks, ND
-- 8:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Pembroke, NC
-- 10:15 am ET: Attends event with voters, Laurinburg, NC
-- 1:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Monroe, NC
-- 3:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Charlotte, NC
As for the Republicans. . .
-- 12:00 pm ET: Delivers remarks to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Memphis, TN
-- 2:00 pm ET: Holds media availability, Memphis, TN
-- 2:45 pm ET: Places a remembrance wreath, Memphis, TN
At the White House and Beyond. . .
-- 1:50 am ET: Attends a summit meeting of the NATO Ukraine Commission, Bucharest, Romania
-- 4:00 am ET: Attends summit meeting of the NATO Russia Council, Bucharest, Romania
-- 6:15 am ET: Meets with the Prime Minister of Romania, Bucharest, Romania
-- 12:25 pm ET: Participates in arrival ceremony, Zagreb, Croatia
-- 12:40 pm ET: Meets with the President of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia
-- 1:50 pm ET: Attends social dinner with the President of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia