It will be a short, but lucrative visit to Buffalo today for Mitt Romney, Gannett’s WGRZ reports.
Romney is going to be in town for about two hours and expects to raise $1 million for his presidential campaign.
WGRZ said it will cost $2,500 to attend the reception for Republican presidential candidate at the Buffalo Historical Society. It will be $5,000 for a picture with Romney, and $10,000 to attend a fundraiser at Republican businessman Tony Gioia’s home near Delaware Park.
WGRZ said an e-mail went out to supporters on Thursday saying that as a result of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on health care “the Romney team has decided that they need to be available to the national media Friday evening for the Governor’s comments on the decision.”
So that means Romney’s visit is being cut short. Romney is heading back to his Boston campaign headquarters after the event.
A Siena poll earlier this month found that in New York, President Obama increased his lead over Romney to 24 percentage points, 59 percent to 35 percent, up a little from 57 percent to 37 percent last month. Obama led by 46 percentage points in New York City, 12 points upstate and six points in the New York City suburbs.
Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly a 2-to-1 margin in New York.