ABC News’ Christine Byun, Matt Stuart and Raelyn Johnson Report: In his second trip to the Granite State, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson will be be making it official. He will file his papers this Monday afternoon for the New Hampshire Primary.
Thompson – who has not been to New Hampshire since his kick-off tour – was supposed to be in Southern California for fundraisers and campaign events, but due to the wildfires, his campaign rescheduled parts of their trip.
Earlier this week in New Hampshire, a former Thompson supporter switched teams and joined GOP contender John McCain’s campaign. Following the detraction, Thompson’s campaign bumped up staffing in the state and added Charlie Arlinghaus as a senior adviser on Wednesday.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney will also appear in person to file on Monday in New Hampshire, as will Democratic candidate John Edwards with the Edwards family in tow.