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WASHINGTON--GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney hits Arizona on Friday for a Republican National Committee State Chairmen's meeting in Scottsdale as the pivot towards the November general election is almost complete.

The GOP chairs are meeting in a state the Obama team is targeting as a potential pick-up, even if is the home of the 2008 GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain. Arizona is not an official battleground like Florida and North Carolina, but the changing demographics--a big Latino population--may swing to the Democrats favor.

Both the Romney and Obama camps stepped up their targeting of Latino voters last week and after the session with the GOP leaders, Romney holds a roundtable with Latino business owners in Tempe.

This will be Romney's first national gathering of Republican leaders since he laid claim to the nomination. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are still in the race, but all signs point to RNC leadership giving them respect--as they treat Romney as the nominee.

Romney has not yet collected enough delegates to be formally declared the primary winner at the GOP convention this August in Tampa.The RNC and the Romney campaign have formed a joint fund-raising committee, letting them collect mega donations that help bankroll Romney's presidential bid.

Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Delaware hold votes on Tuesday and Romney is expected to win.

Governor Mitt Romney Travels to Arizona

Boston, MA - On Friday, Mitt Romney will travel to Scottsdale, Arizona to address the Republican National Committee State Chairmen's National Meeting. He will then have a roundtable with Hispanic business owners before holding a rally in Tempe, Arizona. The following events are open to the press:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Event: Mitt Romney Addresses the RNC State Chairmen's National Meeting

When: 12:05 PM MST

Location: The Scottsdale Fairmont Princess

7575 East Princess Drive

Scottsdale, Arizona

Pre-Set Time: Press Must Be Set By 11:00 AM MST

Event: Mitt Romney Holds Hispanic Business Roundtable

When: 2:35 PM MST

Location: Arizona Historical Society Museum

1300 N. College Avenue

Tempe, Arizona

Pre-Set Time: Press Must Be Set By 12:00 PM MST

Event: Mitt Romney Holds Rally at Arizona Historical Society Museum

When: 3:15 PM MST

Location: Courtyard of the Arizona Historical Society Museum

1300 N. College Avenue

Tempe, Arizona

Pre-Set Time: Press Must Be Set By 12:00 PM MST


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