NEW YORK - While hismay have gotten all the buzz, Mitt Romney had a much more serious agenda here than meeting celebrity businessman Donald Trump -- fundraising.
The Republican presidential candidate held multiple fundraisers in the Big Apple on Monday. One was with wealthy Jewish donors who convened at an upscale midtown law firm, Weil, Gotshal and Manges. Like all of his Romney's Monday events, it was invitation only. No press. No pictures.
But two undecided voters who attended the fundraiser because of their affiliation with the pro-Israel group NORPAC
Romney's pro-Israel appeal came exactly one week after Perry gave an extremely pro-Israel - and extremely public - speech in Manhattan
Romney held at least one fundraiser before, and one after the Weil, Gotshal event, with more on deck for Tuesday. A Wednesday townhall in New Hampshire is Romney's only public event of the week - a sign of where his priorities are as the days tick down to Sept. 30.
This is a frantic week of fundraising for all of the presidential candidates. Friday is the day the books close on third-quarter fundraising and the candidates are trying to post the most impressive totals possible to convince donors that they have momentum. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman holds a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday and Perry will be in Washington to hit up donors there.