Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be in Nevada next week to campaign for Republican presidential candidate John McCain, according to Republican announcements.
Romney, a one-time competitor with McCain for the GOP nomination who overwhelmingly won the Nevada Republican caucuses in January, will hold a rally for McCain at the Henderson Pavilion at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the campaign announced in an e-mail. Romney is considered a top contender for McCain’s vice presidential selection, which McCain is not expected to announce until late next week.
Prior to the rally, Romney will host a $1,000-per-person fundraiser for the Nevada Republican Party at Panevino Ristorante.
Romney, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be visiting Nevada while Democrats hold their national convention in Denver. Romney is scheduled to stop in Denver on Tuesday to deliver an opposition view of the convention events, The Associated Press reported.