(CNN) – Mitt Romney will headline a fundraiser next month for New Hampshire's Republican Party.
According to an invitation obtained by CNN, the former Massachusetts governor is listed as the "special guest" at the August 12 event in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire for the Republican State Committee.
One week earlier, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate will also be in New Hampshire for an August 5 fundraiser to benefit the House Republican Victory PAC, which supports GOP candidates in the state.
Earlier this summer, in what looked like another move towards a possible run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Romney donated $20,000 to the Republican Party of New Hampshire. According to a state GOP spokesman, Romney's contributed $30,000 since the beginning of this election cycle.
New Hampshire plays a crucial role in presidential politics, as its primary historically kicks off the presidential primary season. Romney came in second in the 2008 New Hampshire Republican primary, losing to eventual GOP presidential nominee John McCain.
Through his Free and Strong America PAC, Romney has endorsed over 100 Republican candidates so far this 2010 midterm election cycle. The endorsements appear to be part of a strategy for Romney to build support among Republicans across the country in advance of what many speculate will be another bid for the White House.
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