By Justin Sink
Both presidential candidates will return to the campaign trail Monday with a west-coast swing that includes stops in Nevada and California.
Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both suspended their campaign schedules Friday out of respect for the victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and dozens more injured.
But the candidates will be back at it Monday, with President Obama speaking to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Reno, Nev. and Mitt Romney holding a fundraiser in Irvine, Calif.
Romney will address the same VFW convention in Reno on Tuesday.
California has been a boon to the bottom line of both campaigns, with President Obama able to tap supporters in Hollywood and Silicon Valley and Romney leaning on the San Diego business community. The Romneys own a vacation home in the area.
In the latter half of the week, the president will campaign in Washington, D.C. and Virginia while Romney will head overseas for a trip that includes stops in London for the Olympic Games opening ceremony and Israel for a meeting with political leaders.
Neither the White House nor the Romney campaign have said whether either candidate will stop in Colorado during their trip West. Both Obama and Romney made trips to the state within the past month to offer support after devastating wildfires swept through the Colorado Springs area.