Romney to raise money in Minnesota this month

An fundraising invitation obtained by MPR News says Romney will hold a fundraiser in Minnesota on August 23. An e-mail notice from Rick Nelson with the Roosevelt Group says the event will be the “one and only event that Governor Romney will attend in Minnesota.”

A separate fundraising invite says the event will be held at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach. 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 fundraiser will be one week before Romney accepts the GOP nomination for president in Tampa Bay, Florida.

The fundraiser also fuels speculation that Romney could pick former Governor Tim Pawlenty as his running mate. Several media outlets report that Pawlenty has submitted paperwork to Romney aides who are vetting prospective candidates.

Pawlenty, former Sen. Norm Coleman and former Sen. Rudy Boschwitz are headlining the fundraiser for Romney.

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