Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mitt Still In It

Yay Mittens!

LOS ANGELES — Competition between Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney for California’s vast array of Republican delegates was heating up on Thursday, with Mr. McCain poised to receive a major endorsement and Mr. Romney preparing to broadcast television advertisements in California and several other February 5 states.

Mr. Romney, who has done well with fundraising compared to his rivals, but who also has repeatedly dipped into his own deep pockets, will buy advertising time in California’s expensive media markets Thursday, as well as markets in several other states across the country that are still being chosen, Carl Forti, the Romney campaign’s political director, said on Thursday morning.