GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is making a two-day campaign swing through the Golden State next week. Romney's trip to California is mainly to raise funds for his campaign which has spent tens of millions of dollars already for the early primaries and caucuses. Major fundraisers are planned for several locations in Southern California, the Bay Area, and Stockton. Unless a "last minute" campaign event gets scheduled, Romney will not be making a stop in Fresno or the Central Valley this time to collect any big checks. Romney has made previous fundraising trips to Fresno dating back to last summer. The former Massachusetts Governor will also be making an appearance on Jay Leno's late night TV show.
Romney can expect a big welcome from supporters in California, but his opposition is also preparing for his arrival and I don't mean Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul. According to a news release, California's Latino voters and undocumented youth are planning to "unwelcome" Romney to California. The groups plan to hold rallies in the cities where Romney will be fundraising... except Stockton apparently. They plan to protest Romney for promising to veto the DREAM act and for touting his endorsement from former California Governor Pete Wilson. They call Wilson "an enemy" to Latinos because of Proposition 187. Wilson will be attending a fundraiser for Romney in San Diego. Latino voter organizers are also planning a march to the Century Plaza Hotel on Tuesday night where Romney will be holding his final big fundraising dinner. DREAM Act lobbyists DRM Capital Group generated the news release regarding the anti-Romney rallies.