Stockton, Ca- As part of his tour in California, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Stockton for a campaign fundraiser breakfast on Tuesday, March 27th, at the Villa Angelica, Home of Faye & Alex Spanos.
According to the invite each breakfast plate had a cost $1,000 and each attendee that agreed to Co-Host the Breakfast raised $10,000 for Romney’s campaign. Co-hosts received 4 tickets to a Co-Host reception, 2 photos with the candidate (2 people per photo) and 10 tickets to the Breakfast with Premier Seating.
However, not everyone in Stockton welcomed the former Massachusetts governor with the same excitement. Across the entrance of the Spanos residence, in the corner of Pershing and Lincoln Road was a group of residents protesting Romney`s visit.
“In Stockton what we see is our wages been oppressed by enterprises zones, the conglomerations of Wal-Mart, is that kind of mentality Romney has, he is all about corporations,” said member of the Occupy Stockton Movement who preferred to remain anonymous. “We are about building community and he is about tearing it down, we all need to join together and fight the broken system, we all know that and but then there is those that are not quite awake yet.”
The Record —Stockton’s Daily Paper— reported on March, 28th that Romney met his goal raising $500,000 for his campaign following an estimate of 500 attendees.
There were no incidents of disturbance reported during the manifestation.