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Mitt Romney makes appearance in Jackson

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was in the capital city Wednesday morning raising some big money for his campaign to win the White House.

In the meantime, Romney was at a different sort of house in a Jackson neighborhood belonging to businessman Randy James. About 100 or so people showed up for the fundraiser luncheon where the suggested minimum contribution was a thousand dollars per person.

The event was closed to the media but as he was leaving, Romney said he plans on looking to Mississippi for support.

"What a beautiful city on a gorgeous day and I'm planning on doing real well here in Mississippi. We have lots of events with a lot of friends, fund raising events and we've got a lot of good support here," said Romney.

Lieutenant Governor-elect Tate Reeves, Agriculture Commissioner-elect Cindy Hyde-Smith and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann were part of the crowd.

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