Romney Returns to Boise Friday, Feb. 17

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In anticipation of March 6, also known as Super Tuesday, when Idaho will join nine other states to hold presidential primaries or caucuses, Mitt Romney is planning to return to the Gem State for at least one fundraising event.

A spokesman for the Romney campaign confirmed that Romney will attend a noontime fundraising lunch at the Boise Grove Hotel on Friday, Feb. 17. Donors will have to shell out $2,500 for a VIP reception and photo opportunity. The luncheon will cost attendees $1,000.

The official hosts of the event are Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, first lady Lori Otter and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and his wife, Vicki Risch.

Romney attended a pair of Idaho fundraisers last year, appearing in Boise and Idaho Falls on June 20, 2011. Additionally, Romney stumped for Otter's re-election campaign in October 2010.

Following his win Feb. 4 in the Nevada Caucuses, Romney and his Republican challengers have turned their attention toward Colorado and Minnesota, which will hold caucuses on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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