Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney will visit the Republican National Committee headquarters Wednesday, a source close to the Romney campaign confirms to CNN.
According to the source, the visit by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is to highlight what is seen as an orderly increase in coordination by the party committee and Romney's campaign, which is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The source says Romney will be thanking in advance all of the staff that will now be front and center in the Republican effort to defeat President Barack Obama in the November election.
The Romney campaign and the RNC formed a joint fundraising committee early in April, and last week, after Romney swept five primaries, further cementing his status as the presumptive GOP nominee, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus put out a statement saying "in order to maximize our efforts I have directed my staff at the RNC to open lines of communication with the Romney campaign."
Priebus is expected to remain as chairman, and no new deputy chairman is expected to be named - signs that the Romney campaign has confidence in the Wisconsin Republican, who was elected to the RNC top spot early last year.
Unlike four years ago, when Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign seemed to have a frosty relationship with RNC leadership, there appears to be a close relationship between RNC and Romney campaign leadership, thanks to some long-term relationships between some of the top players from both organizations.