Travis Hawkes, fundraiser extraordinaire for Mitt Romney, has landed another big fish, the GOP presidential nominee's popular spouse, Ann.
Hawkes, Romney's Idaho finance chairman, has helped raise $3.2 million from Idahoans, tripling the Idaho record for presidential campaigns. Romney has held seven Gem State events in 2011 and 2012 and raised an additional $1.3 million from out-of-state donors. At an August event in Sun Valley, part-time Idaho resident Clint Eastwood spoke on Romney's behalf, leading to his appearance at the GOP National Convention.
Ann Romney will make her first Idaho campaign appearance Sept. 27 at The Club at SpurWing in Meridian.
The event invitation offers four contribution levels: $1,000 per couple or per person for the general reception at 6 p.m.; $5,000 per couple or per person for a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. and the general reception; $15,000 per couple or person for a private 6:30 p.m. dinner with Mrs. Romney, the photo reception and general reception. Those who contribute or raise $25,000 get to attend all three events and be named co-hosts.
Organizers ask attendees to arrive at least 30 minutes early to clear security. There will be no free events during Mrs. Romney's visit, Hawkes said.
RSVP to Jeff Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-695-3275.
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