Mitt Romney Fundraises In Hillsborough

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    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a private fundraiser in Hillsborough Friday night. Brent Knudsen was a supporter who was there. A small group of Obama supporters were there to meet the Romney motorcade. Jean Elle reports. (Published Monday, Sep 24, 2012)

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making a visit to  the Bay Area Friday for a private fundraising event in Hillsborough, according  to his campaign.

    Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, will be attending a  fundraiser at 4:45 p.m. at a private estate at Strawberry Hill, according to  an invitation for the event posted on a website for a local Republican group.

    Tickets for the event, which is closed to media, cost between  $1,000 and $50,000 per person, campaign officials said.

    Hillsborough police said parking will be prohibited and traffic  will be delayed in certain parts of the town between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.,  including Skyfarm Drive, Macadamia Drive, Redington Road and parts of  Eucalyptus Avenue.

    Residents are advised to use alternate routes through the area,  police said.

    President Barack Obama is also expected to visit the Bay Area for  a fundraiser prior to the November election.

    The president's campaign announced Thursday that Obama will be  visiting San Francisco on Oct. 8.