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Mitt Romney to rally supporters Friday in North Las Vegas


Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Reno.

Romney in Las Vegas

Hundreds of supporters turned out to hear presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speak at a local business, Tuesday May 29, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will rally supporters in North Las Vegas on Friday before traveling to Reno for a series of private fundraisers.

The North Las Vegas campaign rally was added to Romney’s schedule at the last minute. The campaign had been considering a public event in Reno to coincide with the fundraisers, but decided against it out of respect for one of the victims in the Aurora, Colo., shooting.

Funeral services for former Reno resident Jonathan Blunk, who died shielding his girlfriend from bullets in the movie theater shooting, also are scheduled for Friday. In observance of the funeral, Romney will be doing no public or media events in Reno.

Instead, he will give a speech to supporters at Sierra Truck and Body Equipment in North Las Vegas. Doors open to the public at 7:15 a.m.

He then flies to Northern Nevada, where he’ll attend fundraisers hosted by Reno businesswoman Patty Wade and casino mogul Ben Fahari.

Contribution levels range from $2,500 for a general reception at Wade’s home to a $25,000 a plate luncheon at Fahari’s sprawling mansion in southwest Reno. For $50,000, donors will be awarded “preferred status” at the Republican National Convention.

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  1. A big, hearty Las Vegas welcome to...

    The GaffeMan!!!

  2. Isn't it Farahi? Brothers John Farahi, Bob Farahi, and Ben Farahi own 48 percent of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. More is to be read at:

    Good businessmen and their casinos have some of the finest rugs imaginable.

  3. In this day an age you cannot even get a home mortgage without producing 3 years of tax returns including every page.
    What kind of ego does Romney have to think he can apply for the highest position in this country and not produce his full tax returns.
    This is no longer a joke. Romney has to put up or withdraw . Its time to put up or shut up forever.
    If he wanted to apply for a position in government then he would have to produce those tax returns or he wouldn't be confirmed.
    This jerk thinks he can just bluff and bluster his way to the Presidency.
    I think he should re evaluate his position

  4. sounds like a party *cough*

  5. @Tom1228: Great comment!!

    @BeSafer: LOLOL You're a hoot. Too bad there are people who live in Nevada and Las Vegas who are not from California.

  6. Mitt Romney going to North Las Vegas???? He probably didn't know NLV existed until one of his lackeys found it accidently on a map.

    I DARE him to campaign on the corner of MLK and Lake Mead Blvd.