Romney to raise funds for South Carolina chairman Curtis Loftis
October 1st, 2011
07:29 AM ET
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Romney to raise funds for South Carolina chairman Curtis Loftis

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is keeping a tight lid on the presidential candidate's schedule when he swings through South Carolina next week, but his state chairman is already distributing an invitation to a fundraiser reception that will benefit his re-election campaign.

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis distributed an invitation by email and Facebook for an evening reception with the former Massachusetts governor in Charleston on Thursday. Romney is expected to campaign in the state Thursday and Friday.

Loftis is considered one of the most tea party-friendly elected officials in the early southern primary state. This will be the first fundraiser Romney is headlining on Loftis' behalf since the state treasurer endorsed the two-time presidential candidate in early September.

According to the invitation, it will cost $500 per couple or person or $1000 to be a reception host, to raise money for Loftis who is up for re-election in 2014.

On Friday, Romney's wife, Ann, concluded a two-day visit in South Carolina. Loftis introduced the candidate's wife, who submitted the paperwork and $35,000 required to get Romney's name on the Republican presidential primary ballot in the Palmetto State.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Romney is a disaster waiting to happen. He has learned the art of flip-flopping well, and takes both sides of every important issue. He has been rejected by republicans for 17 years, but he just keeps on running. Can you imagine Mittens giving the OK to kill the Somali pirates, bin Laden or Awlaki? I think he is more apt to offer them jobs in China.

    October 1, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. AlaskaPalin

    Romney is the republicans obama. Both romney and obama are 'progressives'! If romney becomes president the change will be cosmetic- replacing the black obama with the 'white obama'.

    October 1, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  3. AlaskaPalin

    Romney is the republicans obama. Both romney and obama are 'progressives'! If romney becomes president the change will be cosmetic- replacing the black obama with the 'white obama'. Palin or perry!

    October 1, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Allen Olson

    Curtis Loftis WAS considered a friend to the TEA Party in SC, until he tried to use the TEA Party to his benifit. He has since lost considerable credibility among TEA Party organizations throughout the state.

    October 1, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  5. thomas

    He's a tight lid , He sounds like a CEO in a corporate takeover.

    Jack Walsh loves Perry !

    October 1, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |