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Romney Visits Bay Area For Fundraising Events

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally on May 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally on May 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were in the Bay Area Wednesday for a fundraising trip that includes a reception in Hillsborough with tickets reaching $50,000 per person.

That event is being held at the Chateau Carolands, a mansion nestled in the hills of San Mateo County. Ticket prices range from $2,500 for the general reception to $50,000 for a “founder’s dinner.”

Attendees will include former Gov. Pete Wilson and former Secretary of State George Shultz, according to an invitation for the event.

Wednesday afternoon, Ann Romney will attend a “Bay Area Ladies’ Luncheon” at the Palo Alto home of Cisco CEO John Chambers and his wife, Elaine.

Local Democrats and a former Department of Commerce official plan to hold a 5:30 p.m. news conference outside of Romney’s Hillsborough fundraiser. They said they plan to speak about the former Massachusetts governor’s business philosophy and what a Romney presidency would mean for the middle class.

Speakers will include Ro Khanna, former deputy assistant secretary at the Commerce Department; Santa Clara County Democratic Party Chair Steve Preminger; and Ellouise Patton of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5.

Romney’s visit comes on the heels of a Bay Area stopover by President Barack Obama, who came to town last week for several campaign fundraisers on the Peninsula and in San Jose. Tickets to the Obama events reached $35,800.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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