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Cheney to raise money for Romney


Former Vice President Dick Cheney will help raise money for Mitt Romney, a Romney campaign aide confirms.

Cheney and his wife will host a fundraiser in Jackson Hole, WY, July 12th.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news:

The July 12 fund-raiser will be a tiered event, giving donors the chance to pay a little extra for the privilege of dining with Mr. Romney and the former vice president. The Romney campaign launched his Victory Fund last month to raise as much as $75,800 from individual donors by bundling contributions with the Republican National Committee and four state parties.

As the presumptive GOP nominee, Mr. Romney will need to figure out how closely he aligns himself with George W. Bush and other members of his administration, including Mr. Cheney. The candidate has tapped a number of former Bush administration officials as his advisers, but it remains to be seen whether the former president or his no. 2 will get high-profile speaking slots at the convention or appear on the campaign trail on Mr. Romney’s behalf. While those decisions will be made in the weeks and months ahead, the campaign was downright buoyant to announce the Cheney fund-raiser.