Mitt Romney is casting the net for cash next Monday, July 11th, in heavily Democratic Portland, Oregon:
The former Massachusetts governor is stumping for cash Monday in Portland, the heavily Democratic city that has helped that party dominate just about every statewide elected office in Oregon.
Romney’s luncheon will take him to Portland’s affluent West Hills as he looks for money to power his campaign for president. He raised $18 million in the last three months, his campaign announced this week, far outdoing his rivals. An independent fundraising group that supports Romney has raised an additional $12 million so far this year.
The private fundraiser, hosted at the home of John and Kim Bradley, is not open to the public or the press. An invitation lists 30 individuals or couples as hosts, including state Rep. Sean Lindsay of Hillsboro and Rep. Kevin Cameron, the state House Republican leader, as well as former congressional candidates Rob Cornilles and Scott Bruun.
“My number one goal is I want to defeat Barack Obama, and I think Mitt Romney is the person most capable of beating him,” said Lindsay, who added that Romney is not holding any public events while in Oregon.
Note: Oregon State Rep Shawn Lindsey’s name is spelled incorrectly in the above article.
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Update by Ross:
When it’s all said and done, I bet Gov. Romney is going to do better among Jewish donors than any Republican in recent memory. Stories like this only help.