Mitt Romney Campaigns In Atherton And Pebble Beach

ATHERTON (KCBS) – Mitt Romney brought his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to California again Friday, hopscotching around the Bay Area to raise money.

The former Massachusetts governor began a day and night of fundraising by charging $500 a head for lunch at the walled estate of a prominent literary agent in Atherton.

Then it was on to Pebble Beach in a money motivated blitz that marked the third time in a week that one of the major Republican primary candidates campaigned in the Bay Area.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

Unlike Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Romney had no time for reporters, or even leaders of his own party. He declined to speak at the California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles this weekend.

Bachmann, who’s fallen to a distant third in the polls, is the keynote speaker at the state GOP convention.

George Garrick was among many at the Atherton lunch who believe Romney is more electable than Perry.

“Frankly, they’re both good candidates. So I’d say right now I’m leaning toward Romney, but I want to hear what he has to say and what their strategy is for overcoming the gap in the polls,” Garrick said.

Romney does have the vote of Republican Gene Pratt, who sees Romney as the candidate who can bring some business savvy to the White House.

“Experience, I think what we have to have now is someone with experience. We’ve had hope and change, so it’s time for experience,” Pratt said.

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  1. Jerry Springer says:

    Mittt Romney is the best shot this country has at getting out of the mess Obama put us in. Romney has the skills and experience to create jobs, Obama has the ideology to destroy them, just look at unemployment numbers since he took office. Anyone voting for Obama and his job destruction ideals should quit there jobs and move to Mexico with no jobs so the rest of us who want to work can have a president who will help create jobs, not destroy. If you want proof, just look at Solyndra, 1,100 unemployed classic example of what the stimulus money really does, kicks the can down the street, only to make things worse.

  2. Tim Giangiobbe says:

    GEE I’M NOT INVITED !
    ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO A CONSERVATIVE KISS ASS FUND RAISER WITH A BUNCH OF GOP IDIOTS WHO HAVE SO MUCH CASH THEY ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THROWING IT IN THE ROMNEY PIT OF NO RETURN
    GIVE IT UP ROMNEY
    ROMNEY HEALTH CARE KILLED YA
    TOO BAD YOU ARE BETTER THAN PERRY

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