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Baseball Mitt - Romney visits Harry Caray's

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Mitt visits Harry Caray's

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Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney hit Chicago and the suburbs Tuesday to continue raking in campaign cash.


After an event at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, where he talked welfare reform, Romney's motorcade headed downtown for a lunch roundtable targeted to manufacturers at Harry Caray's. Tickets for the Harry Caray's event were priced from $10,000 to $75,800 and Romney's campaign was aiming for a total $2 million haul for the warchest, reports Dan Mihalopoulos.


"There are the glasses, the famous glasses," Romney told Dutchie Caray. "Your husband -- what a guy. I sure miss him."

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Mihalopoulos pool report from Harry Caray's below....

After the fundraiser at Harry Caray's, which was closed to media,
Romney posed briefly for a photo opportunity with a bust of the late
baseball broadcaster and Caray's widow, Dutchie.

"Hey, how's Theo Epstein doing for you?" Romney asked Dutchie Caray,
referring to the new Cubs general manager who was recruited from
Romney's hometown team, the Boston Red Sox.

Romney and Dutchie Caray chatted for about a minute as they looked at
a memorabilia display case that includes Harry Caray's oversized,
thick-lensed glasses and the infamous foul ball that a Cub fan
attempted to catch during the 2003 National League playoffs.

"There are the glasses, the famous glasses," Romney told Dutchie
Caray. "Your husband -- what a guy. I sure miss him."

Then, as he left the restaurant, which he described as "quite the
spot," Romney thanks Dutchie Caray "for all your help."

Romney also chatted briefly in the restaurant lobby with Illinois
campaign chairman Dan Rutherford, the state treasurer. He lauded him
to Dutchie Caray as "enthusiastic."

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