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Highlights on the Road to the White House
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March 2004
Mon. Mar. 1
Tues. Mar. 2 Primaries: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont.  Caucuses: Minnesota, American Samoa.
Wed. Mar. 3 Sen. John Edwards announces his withdrawal from the campaign.
Thurs. Mar. 4 First Bush-Cheney TV ads run.
Fri. Mar. 5
Sat. Mar. 6
Sun. Mar. 7
Mon. Mar. 8
Tues. Mar. 9 Primaries: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi.  Primary/Caucus: Texas.
Wed. Mar. 10 (DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe expected the Democratic nomination would be settled by March 10).
Thurs. Mar. 11
Fri. Mar. 12
Sat. Mar. 13 Caucuses: Kansas.
Sun. Mar. 14
Mon. Mar. 15 Rev. Al Sharpton endorses Sen. John Kerry but says he will continue to campaign for delegates to the
Democratic National Convention. (release)
Tues. Mar. 16 Primary: Illinois
-Sen. John Kerry receives the number of delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination and kicks off his general election campaign at a rally in Charleston, WV. (remarks)
Wed. Mar. 17
Thurs. Mar. 18
Fri. Mar. 19
Sat. Mar. 20 -President Bush holds his first full-fledged campaign rally in 2004 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. (remarks)
-Caucuses: Guam, Wyoming.
Sun. Mar. 21
Mon. Mar. 22
Tues. Mar. 23
Wed. Mar. 24
Thurs. Mar. 25 Democratic National Committee's "Democrats United Celebration" in Washington, DC.
Fri. Mar. 26
Sat. Mar. 27
Sun. Mar. 28
Mon. Mar. 29
Tues. Mar. 30
Wed. Mar. 31 Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. and the Republican National Committee announce a complaint with the Federal Election Commission charging that 527 groups and the Kerry campaign are engaging in "a massive conspiracy to corrupt the federal campaign finance system."  The 67-page complaint states that "Senator Kerry is now the largest direct beneficiary of illegal soft money in history."