Romney campaign fundraiser in Minnetonka Beachby Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican Mitt Romney will be in Minnesota later this month to raise money for his presidential campaign.
An invitation obtained by MPR News says Romney will host a fundraiser on Aug. 23 at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach. The invitation says the event will be the "one and only event that Governor Romney will attend in Minnesota."
Donors are being asked to give a minimum of $2,500 to attend. Couples who give $50,000 can attend a private dinner at the home of Marty Davis in Shorewood.
The event will be one week before Romney accepts the GOP nomination for president in Tampa Bay, Fla.
It also fuels speculation that Romney could pick former-Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his running-mate. Several media outlets report that Pawlenty has submitted paperwork to Romney aides who are vetting prospective candidates.