Former Republican Party presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will visit Bloomfield Hills tonight to help rally support for current presidential challenger Mitt Romney and raise funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
McCain is expected to arrive at the Oakland County Republican Party Headquarters at 426111 Woodward Ave., at about 6:15 p.m., according to an invite issued by the Romney campaign.
Bloomfield Township resident Pamela Williams, vice-chair of the county party, said the visit coincides with a campaign-volunteer appreciation event and a collection effort for supplies and resources to help storm victims on the East Coast.
"Just like the hurricane, John McCain believes it is time for the economic storm to be over and rebuilding to begin," said Williams, who is also a member of the Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees.
McCain's stop is also the latest in a string of recent high-profile visits to Bloomfield and Oakland County as the Romney campaign tries to capture every possible vote on Nov. 6. The list includes Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Ann Romney and Laura Bush.
"The polls are really showing a very tight race in Michigan, so any way to encourage those undecided voters is a plus," Williams said.
Mitt and Ann Romney both grew up in Bloomfield Hills and attended Cranbrook.