If there is a day where Mitt Romney isn’t doing retail, it’s a pretty good bet that’s because his schedule is filled with finance events.
That’s what Romney was doing largely away from the media glare yesterday in Jackson, Mississippi. The presidential candidate raised about $300,000 at fundraising luncheon at the home of local oil executive Randy James, according to a source familiar with the haul. 200 people were jammed into James’ home.
Present were a slew of statewide Republican officials and newly-elected statewides: state auditor Stacey Pickering, insurance commissioner Mike Chaney, Lt. Gov-elect Tate Reeves, ag commissioner-elect Hyde Smith.
Not all of them have endorsed Romney yet, but the former Massachusetts governor does have the backing of two Mississippi political titans: senior Sen. Thad Cochran and former Senate GOP leader Trent Lott.