Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who raised $1.3 million for his White House run in the last quarter of 2006, hopes to expand his campaign war chest by trolling for gold in California.
California, with its moderate Republican voters, could prove to be an important state for "America's Mayor" as speculation mounts that the nation's largest state may move its primary date to early February.
Pundits predict such a move would benefit Giuliani, who is moderate on social issues such as abortion.
Giuliani also speaks to the California state Republican convention Saturday afternoon and will reportedly meet with Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Sen. Sam Brownback R-Kan., who hopes to emerge as the consensus conservative candidate, meets with activists, donors and elected officials at the GOP's annual Michigan convention before heading to Iowa for some more campaigning there.
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., hoping to be the second president from Hope, stumps in South Carolina, and former Wisconsin governor and Bush Cabinet secretary Tommy Thompson makes one of his weekly visits to Iowa this weekend.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts makes his second of three trips in less than a week to his native Michigan on Saturday, where he'll address the Michigan GOP convention.
Romney plans to be back in Michigan Tuesday to officially launch his presidential campaign.