Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making a couple of stops today in Oklahoma. He’s scheduled to appear with Gov. Mary Fallin at the state Republican Party headquarters this afternoon before heading to a fundraiser tonight at the $3 million, 12,500 square-foot Nichols Hills home of Harold Hamm. Donors to the private fundraiser will contribute a minimum of $1,000 to Romney’s campaign.
Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources Inc., is the chairman of the Romney campaign’s Energy Policy Advisory Group. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the Hamms have contributed more than $209,000 to federal candidates, parties and political action committees in the 2012 campaign cycle. About 96 percent of those funds have gone to Republican candidates or causes.
Fallin stopped short of endorsing Romney on Tuesday, Capitol bureau reporter Michael McNutt reported: “I’m certainly very supportive of Gov. Romney and his candidacy,” Fallin said. “Our main goal is to replace President (Barack) Obama and to get someone who will get our economy back on track, and I feel Gov. Romney is the right person to do that.”