Mitt Romney to visit Bay Area in late March

His mind may be completely on tomorrow’s 11 “Super Tuesday” states, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be California dreamin’ before long.

Mitt RomneyThe former Massachusetts governor will be making a Northern California fundraising swing at the end of this month. A reception is scheduled for the evening of Monday, March 26 at Redwood City’s Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, with tickets starting at $1,000; the legal maximum of $5,000 per couple buys a photo with the candidate. Sponsors are being asked to raise $10,000, and co-chairs $25,000.

He’s also scheduled to do a fundraising breakfast the next morning, Tuesday, March 27, at the Stockton home of real estate billionaire, San Diego Chargers owner and major Republican benefactor Alex Spanos. Organizer Bret de St. Jeor, a Modesto businessman and former state Senate candidate, said it’s $1,000 per person with room for about 500 guests, but tickets have been going fast.

“I know Mitt personally, I’ve known his family for quite a long time, and I was at an event a few weeks ago and he asked me if I would get involved for him in the Central Valley,” de St. Jeor said. “I really do believe in his ability, I do believe America needs someone like him.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • John W.

    Will he be measuring our Redwoods to see if they’re the right height?