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Mitt Romney, Republican Presidential Nominee, Charges $75,000 A Ticket For London Fundraiser

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Most people don't even spend $75,000 on a house deposit, but wealthy American bankers in London will be paying that for one dinner - with the man they hope will be the next President of the United States.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a meeting scheduled with Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday, and will hold two campaign fundraisers in London later that day.

He will hold a reception, where tickets are $2,500 (£1,600) per head, and a dinner, where donations of between $25,000 (£16,000) and $75,000 (£48,000) are expected per guest.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, pictured on Tuesday, will host a fundraiser in London

More than 40 people are named as "co-chairs" of the event.

Former Barclay's chief executive Bob Diamond withdrew from hosting the event after the Libor rate fixing scandal.

Copies of the invitation obtained by the Washington Post show Eric Varvel, chief executive of Credit Suisse; Raj Bhattacharyya, a managing director at Deutsche Bank; and Whitfield Hines, a managing director at HSBC as some of the co-chairs.

Others are Gregg Lemkau, head of European mergers and acquisitions for Goldman Sachs, Dwight Poler, a managing director for Bain Capital Europe, Anthony Diamandakis, a managing director at Credit Suisse.

The location of the reception has not been revealed, but guests must be American citizens and provide copies of their passport on the door.

The former Massachusetts Governor is also expected to attend the Olympic Opening Ceremony and meet Labour leader Ed Miliband.

A Romney aide said the candidate was keen to restore "the Anglo-Saxon" ties between the US and the UK.

He said: “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special...The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

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