Thursday, March 27, 2008

Romney Campaigning for McCain in Utah

In the News

McCain and Romney make stop in SLC today

The Salt Lake Tribune

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain will make an invitation-only fundraising stop in Salt Lake City at the Grand America Hotel today. Former presidential contender Mitt Romney will accompany McCain to the $1,000-a-person event at the Grand America Hotel, a McCain campaign official confirmed Wednesday on the condition of anonymity.

Romney, who dropped out of the race after poor showings in the primaries, received nearly 90 percent of the Utah GOP vote on Feb. 5, while McCain had just 5 percent. Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as are more than 60 percent of the state's residents. While McCain raised about $183,000 from Utahns since January 2007, Romney raised millions. Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who has been the subject of media speculation as a possible McCain running mate, will be in attendance, organizers said. McCain also is holding fundraising events in Colorado and Nevada this week.

- by Thomas Burr and Sheena McFarland