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Williamson County Giving Big to Romney Campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to attend a private fundraiser in Franklin Tuesday.

An invitation obtained by The Tennessean says the event will be held at the home of Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram.

Guests must give or raise $10,000 to attend a reception with the former Massachusetts governor and have their pictures made with him.

The Federal Election Commission (http://fec.gov) reports that Romney has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars in Tennessee to date. President Obama has raised just over $1 million in the state.

Nashville contributors have donated the largest amount to Romney’s campaign, giving a little over $400,000, with Knoxville and Memphis a distant second and third.

Romney’s interest in Williamson County is understandable. Contributors in Franklin and Brentwood have proven generous, donating $200,000 to date to his campaign.