Mitt Romney, who won primaries in Michigan and Arizona Tuesday night, is planning to attend a campaign fundraiser at the in Bellevue on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Details of the fundraiser or whether Romney has plans for other were not immediately available. An email and phone call to Romney's Washington state campaign headquarters was not returned, and his website does not list any public Washington events.
But Working Washington, a political group that advocates for progressive causes, is organizing a protest of Romney's fundraiser.
The group, which has staged demonstrations at , and at , writes:
Our human red carpet will dramatize the ugly truth behind this gathering: the 1% are converging in Bellevue to fund a political agenda that's about walking all over the rights and interests of the 99% while offering lower taxes on big corporations and the rich. It's a vision of government of the 1%, by the 1%, and for the 1% — no matter the cost to the rest of us.
When: Thursday, March 1, 2012, 4 pm - 7 pm
Where: Gather at Bellevue City Hall at 4 pm for a march arriving at Meydenbauer Center at 5 pm. Meydenbauer Center is located at 11100 NE 6th Street.
What: Human red carpet to greet Mitt Romney in Bellevue, plus a rally, a march, and a special 99% photo opportunity.
GOP nomination hopefuls Rick Santorum and Ron Paul plan to rally in Washington state this week. Santorum plans on rallies in Eastern Washington, according to KING5. Paul has plans to be in Spokane and Ridgefield, Wash., (in Clark County) on Friday, according to Paul's calendar.