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Mitt Romney planning Atlanta fundraiser

ATLANTA (AP) - Campaign officials say Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning a Wednesday fundraiser in Atlanta ahead of Georgia's GOP primary.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the W Hotel Midtown.

Newt Gingrich's camp hopes his connections in the state put him in a strong position to win a major share of the 76 delegates up for grabs in Georgia, the biggest prize of the 10 contests on Super Tuesday.

Gingrich aides aren't taking Georgia for granted. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal led a conference call with hundreds of Gingrich supporters last week, and the campaign expects volunteers to fly in from other states to supplement the paid staffers as the primary nears.

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