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Romney to address RNC meeting
Candidate preparing for general election
In the latest sign that Mitt Romney is looking ahead to the general election, the former Massachusetts governor will appear at the Republican National Committee's meeting later this week in Arizona, a spokesman for the Romney campaign tells CNN Monday.
Romney is scheduled to address the gathering of state Republican chairmen Friday - the same day that Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is scheduled to speak. The three day political meeting is being held in Scottsdale.
While RNC Chairman Reince Priebus noted Sunday that the GOP has not "officially declared a presumptive nominee yet out of respect for Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich," he did acknowledge it will eventually be Romney.
"Mitt Romney had a great month and he's clearly on a pathway to be the presumptive nominee and we're going to have a unified party when this is all said and done," Priebus said in an interview on "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
The Romney campaign has already established a joint fundraising committee with the RNC.
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