Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will take another step into the GOP inner circle Thursday when he joins former Vice President Dick Cheney for a fundraiser in Wyoming.
The highly polarizing Cheney, who has never appeared with Romney in public, will open his Jackson Hole home to Romney and his supporters for dinner.
Around 230 couples will shell out $3,000 per person to attend the fundraiser at the Cheney residence. Another $1,000 per person will get them an invitation to a reception at the Teton Pines Country Club and the title of "Founding Member of Romney Victory."
Pundits believe the dinner is another sign the GOP establishment is putting all of their support behind Romney, regardless of lackluster excitement among Republican politicians.
Cheney, still a pivotal figure in Republican politics but divisive among the general population, did not strongly throw his support behind 2008 Republican candidate John McCain. McCain and Cheney never appeared together in public.
The dinner will be co-hosted by chairman and CEO of United Bancorporation of Wyoming Dick Scarlett and his wife Maggie and former CEO of Data Broadcasting Corporation Allan Tessler and his wife Frances.
The fundraiser will be another chance for the Romney camp to add around an extra $2 million to their coffers, according to the Washington Post. Romney has consistently outraised President Barack Obama recently, raking in $106 million in June to the president's $71 million.
by RTT Staff Writer
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