Mitt Romney, the front-runner for now in the race for the Republican presidential nomination next year, will be in Sarasota on Thursday for a fund-raising lunch.
The event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Organizers of the event include honorary chair state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, and his wife Dee.
The "suggested donation" for the event is $250, and the maximum allowable contribution is $2,500.
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