Romney taps into local bizfolks

Is John McCain still running for president? You wouldn't know it, judging from the California bidness heavyweights who have jumped over to Mitt Romney. We're talking about developer Rick Caruso, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, Robert Day, chairman of the Trust Company of the West, and Brad Freeman of the investment firm Freeman Spogli & Company. Caruso, who has contributed heavily to George W. Bush and other Republican candidates, is planning a March 27 fundraiser at his home. It's still early, but having these folks on your side is a big deal. Here's the list of Romney's California finance co-chairs.

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