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Romney, Brown and Boehner converge on Atlanta fundraisers

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Three of the Republican Party’s most prominent figures are wheels up today for Atlanta, where local GOP’ers will host a series of fundraisers to boost their respective campaign coffers.

Mitt Romney continues his aggressive fundraising clip, which outstripped Barack Obama’s haul last month, with a reception featuring former rival Newt Gingrich at the Cobb Galleria Center to be chased by a $50,000-per-plate event at a yet-to-be-disclosed private residence.

But the GOP presidential hopeful isn’t the only Bay Stater looking to break the Peach State piggy bank: U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson are hosting an event to raise campaign funds for their colleague from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, whose reelection bid has already become a marquee Senate contest.

Not to be outstripped, the GOP state House caucus is feting their own political celebrity: Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, a man just two heartbeats away from the post Romney looks to hold.

- James Richardson