Mitt Romney campaigns in Arizona on Monday as he tries to build on a narrow win in the Maine caucuses over the weekend.
Romney is scheduled to address an evening rally in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. The event is being held nine days before he’ll return to debate with other Republican presidential candidates in Mesa on Feb. 22.
Arizona is regarded as friendly territory for Romney, who finished a respectable second in the 2008 primary won by home-state candidate John McCain.
Romney edged Ron Paul to win the Maine caucuses over the weekend, but he lost three other contests to Rick Santorum earlier last week.
The candidates are now entering a two-week period without additional contests before Arizona and Michigan hold primaries on Feb. 28.