John McCain visits Palm Beach today

As the Democrats continue to battle for delegates, Republican nominee John McCain focuses on raising more money for his campaign.

Today he sets his sights on Palm Beach County.   The Presidential hopeful will raise money from former rivals and campaign in Palm Beach County this week, his first Florida visit since his January 29 primary win established him as the GOP front runner.

It's something the Arizona Senator can now afford to do while the Democrats continue their battle.  He now faces a crucial opportunity to gather his forces over the next few weeks while the Democrats are still battling away.

The top priority will be to refill his campaign coffers to put him in a position better to compete with the lavishly funded campaigns of either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.

Thursday at 9:00 a.m. McCain will hold a meet-and-greet visit at Howley's Restaurant on South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. At 10:00 a.m. McCain has another money-raising event at Palm Beach International Airport.

That event will include key fund-raisers for former Republican Presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. Attendees are expected to include former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Al Cardenas, who was Romney's Florida campaign chairman.

Last night, McCain and Govenor Charlie Crist attended a fund-raiser at the Gulfstream home of businessman Harry Sargent, a friend of Crist's who is Finance Chairman for the Republican Party of Florida.