The O's Jeff Mapes reports that Mitt Romney will be in town on June 4th for a lunchtime fundraiser at the Governor Hotel.
An invitation sent to donors said Romney will appear at a fundraising luncheon in Portland's Governor Hotel that carries a ticket price of $2,500 per person. For another $5,000, donors can also mingle with the candidate at a reception and have their photo taken with him.
He was also here to extract cash back in June and October of last year. And once again, he won't actually be talking to any real voters -- and won't even be doing the sort of pro forma political stop that usually accompanies an ATM run. He's not even going to go read stories to kids, or tour a factory floor, or anything.
"The sole purpose of this trip is fundraising," said Nierenberg, adding that he did not expect Romney to participate in any other events while he is in Portland.
Perhaps we should take this as a good sign - a sign that Oregon's definitely off the board for the Republicans in 2012. In years past, of course, we've made the top-17 list of swing states, but have always dropped off when the map shrinks to a dozen or less.