[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/26/art.mccainmeet.ap.jpg caption=" McCain is meeting with prominent social conservatives."]CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) - John McCain has scheduled a private meeting today in Cincinnati with six leaders of the conservative movement in Ohio.
The meeting was added to McCain’s schedule on Thursday morning, but it will remain closed to the press.
McCain will meet with Jack Willke, one of the founders of the National Right to Life Committee; Harvey Hook, a Christian leader from Columbus; Lori Viars, the executive director of the conservative group Family First; Mike Gonidakis, executive director of Ohio Right to Life; Phil Burress, an ardent opponent of gay marriage and president of Citizens for Community Values, an Ohio affiliate of Focus on the Family; and Chris Long, president of the Ohio Christian Alliance.
McCain is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting at Xavier University at noon, and later in the day he will hold a fundraiser at a private home in the upscale Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill.