A reader passes along the following invitation from the state G.O.P inviting supporters to a high-dollar fundraiser featuring the former Massachusetts governor. And even though Romney’s most recent fundraising numbers were not as good as his supporters would have hoped, this invite makes clear that “Governor Mitt Romney is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Governor Mitt Romney is not asking for funds or donations.”
According to one party official, “He’s trying to solidify his relationship with the State Party. A good portion of his fundraising has come out of New York. The other candidates haven’t really caught on here.”
As Maggie Haberman noted a couple of months ago, state chairman Ed Cox has attended a few Romney fundraisers, including at least one out of state.
The soiree will be at the home of banking heir Matthew Mellon, who was recently named state finance chairman.
Romney July 19 Invite