Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will make several stops in Virginia this week.
On Wednesday, he will hold an event at Exhibit Edge in Chantilly, where he will be joined by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.).
Later, he will be feted at a fundraiser and then a private dinner for donors of $50,000 or more at the Pentagon City Ritz.
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will join him at the fundraiser. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, chairman of Romney’s Virginia campaign, will attend the event, fundraiser and a private dinner, according to his office.
On Thursday, he will join McDonnell at Crofton Industries in Portsmouth in the early afternoon.
U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, who offered lukewarm support of Romney last week, will be campaigning and will not attend the events. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is not expected to attend.
Romney’s visit, the first in Virginia since the nomination contest wrapped up, comes days before President Obama travels to Richmond for a rally.
In response to Romney’s events, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz held a news conference call to highlight Romney’s stance on economic issues that matter to women. “Governor Romney believes that we are better off when everyone is left to fend for themselves,’’ she said. “That government’s job is to get out the way, and let corporations write their own rules.”