Romney raises $200,000 in East Tennessee visit

Romney raises $200,000 in East Tennessee visit

November 18th, 2011 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

If you were willing to plunk down a hearty contribution, you could have met Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a 90-minute Thursday campaign stop in Knoxville.

The Knoxville Convention Center fundraiser was a private gathering between Romney and his backers, closed to the media, which isn't unusual when presidential candidates visit.

But Romney, atypical of other political aspirants, didn't arrange a separate media press conference, so his visit went largely unnoticed in downtown Knoxville other than by the 200 people in attendance.

That's not to say the campaign rally wasn't enthusiastic - and lucrative.

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