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Mitt Romney to visit Bay Area in late March

By Josh Richman
Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am in 2012 presidential election, campaign finance, Mitt Romney.

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.”

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  • John W.

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