Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in Louisville on Thursday at a fundraiser hosted at the home of Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, several GOP volunteers and officials have confirmed.
Invitations asking for various donation levels were sent out earlier this week. This will be the former Massachusetts governor’s second visit to the commonwealth and first to the city.
Romney visited Kentucky in November for a fundraiser in Lexington.
“We are honored to again host Gov. Romney in Kentucky to raise funds to defeat President Obama in November. The event is picking up RSVP’s by the minute and Gov. Romney’s team in Kentucky is doing its part to build a winning campaign for a great candidate,” says Kelly Knight, who heads Romney’s Kentucky Finance committee. “Our nation can’t afford another four years of the failed Obama agenda, and Mitt Romney is offering a fresh direction to turn around our economy and restore opportunities for every American.”
In Kentucky, Romney, who is the presumptive GOP nominee for president, has raised over $412,000 thus far compared to $567,000 in contributions garnered by President Obama.