Newt Gingrich to attend Romney fundraiser with Donald Trump in Las Vegas

ByABC News
May 24, 2012, 2:08 PM

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Billionaire real estate investor and television personality Donald Trump is hosting a pricey fundraiser for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Las Vegas next Tuesday and Newt Gingrich is expected to make an appearance, Yahoo News has learned.

"Newt is expected to be there along with many other well known people," Michael Cohen, Trump's special counsel, told Yahoo News.

To co-chair the fundraiser at Trump International Hotel, supporters are required to raise $250,000 on behalf of Romney's presidential campaign, according to the invitation to the event. A VIP reception with Romney costs $10,000 and the minimum donation to attend is $2,500.

Trump, who officially endorsed Romney in February, will play "a significant role" at the fundraiser, Cohen said.

In an interview with Newsmax Magazine, Trump said he was mulling the possibility of starting his own super PAC that would pay for television ads intended to influence the November election.

"My super PAC ads would be focused on how outside places and outside things are absolutely sucking the blood out of this country, and this country can't be great again unless it really starts to generate money," Trump told Newsmax.

Cohen told Yahoo News that Trump is currently in the "beginning stage" of possibly forming the money-raising organization and would pour "significant" amounts of his own money into it.

"He has the paperwork within which to create the super PAC, but right now he's just reviewing them," Cohen said.

A spokesman from Romney's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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