Friday, July 07, 2006
DAYAHEAD/Events making news today and through the weekend
  • President Bush wakes up in Illinois this morning and starts his day by having breakfast with area business leaders at 9:35 a.m. ET in Chicago. At 10:50 a.m. ET he makes a statement and holds a press conference at the Museum of Science and Industry. Bush mixes politics and policy with this visit when he attends a 1:15 p.m. ET fundraiser for GOP gubernatorial nominee Judy Baar Topinka at the Drake Hotel. Following the fundraiser, Bush visits Aurora to tour the Cabot Microelectronics Corporation at 3 p.m. ET, followed by a 3:25 p.m. ET statement on his "American Competitiveness Initiative."

  • The Senate is not in session. It returns at 2 p.m. ET on July 10. The House is not in session. It returns at 2 p.m. ET on July 10.

  • Texas Democratic Reps. Charlie Gonzalez, Ruben Hinojosa, Silvestre Reyes and Texas Democratic state Rep. Richard Raymond hold a 10:30 a.m. ET news conference at the La Posada Hotel and Suites in Laredo, Texas, to talk about immigration reform.

  • The House International Terrorism and Nonproliferation subcommittee holds an 11 a.m. ET hearing on illegal immigration at the La Posada Hotel and Suites in Laredo, Texas.

  • Vice President Cheney and Sen. George Allen (R-Virginia) visit Naval Station Norfolk (Virginia) to welcome home the Nassau Expeditionary Force at 3 p.m. ET.

  • Former Sen. John Edwards (D-North Carolina), who is considering another run for president, is in Iowa today and attends a 12:45 p.m. ET fundraiser in Cedar Rapids for Democratic candidate Dave Loebsack, who is running against Rep. Jim Leach (R-Iowa). At 2:15 p.m. ET, Edwards holds a press conference in Cedar Rapids after meeting with victims of predatory lenders. Edwards then attends a 7 p.m. ET BBQ for Warren County Democrats in Indianola. On Saturday, Edwards heads to Cincinnati, Ohio to "join the Ohioans for a fair minimum wage coalition to support its effort to raise Ohio's minimum wage" at 2:45 p.m. ET. Edwards speaks on Sunday to the 2006 ACORN National Convention being held at Ohio State University in Columbus.

  • Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) begins his second day in Iowa touring the state and attending fundraisers for state Democrats as he weighs a presidential run. He tapes an interview with Iowa Public Television at 10:45 a.m. ET. Bayh attends a 6:15 p.m. ET event with state Sen. Roger Stewart (D) and state Rep. Polly Bukta (D) in Clinton. He then attends an 8:15 p.m. ET event in Davenport for Democratic candidate Bruce Bailey, who is running for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Nussle (R-Iowa). On Saturday, Bayh attends a 10:30 a.m. ET event honoring state Rep. Nathan Reichert (D) in Muscatine and at 1 p.m. ET he stops by an event honoring state Sen. Tom Courtney (D). In the evening, Bayh attends an event for Democratic candidate Dave Loebsack, who is running against Rep. Jim Leach (R-Iowa). Bayh wraps up the night by attending an 8:15 p.m. ET event for Democratic state House candidate Jan Kvach, Tyler Olson and Art Staed in Cedar Rapids.

  • Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), a potential presidential candidate, attends a 12:40 p.m. ET fundraiser in St. Louis, Missouri for former Rep. Asa Hutchison (R), who is running for governor of Arkansas. At 6:30 p.m. ET, Romney attends a fundraiser for House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) in Springfield, Missouri.

  • Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), who is also exploring a presidential bid, is in Iowa Saturday and attends a fundraiser for GOP state House candidate Connie Jacobsen in Atkins. On Sunday, Huckabee attends events for GOP state House candidates Matt Reisetter and Patrick Grassley as well as Republican state Rep. David Lalk.
  • Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 7/07/2006 10:44:00 AM ET | Permalink
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