Updated: Jun 6, 2012 2:15 PM
WASHINGTON (KXAN/AP) — Republican Mitt Romney has reason to celebrate as he campaigns in Texas.
Romney on Tuesday swept five states holding Republican presidential primaries -- California, New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana.
Texas voters already
gave him enough delegates to secure the Republican
presidential nomination last week.
Romney now wants their campaign donations -- part of the reason for
his visit to the Lone Star state this week.
Romney has fundraisers scheduled Wednesday in San Antonio and Houston. He appeared Tuesday in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Backers said his two-day swing to Texas is expected to boost Romney's presidential campaign by $15 million.
He's asking for money and pushing his economic proposals. Tuesday, it was Fort Worth, talking jobs at a big minority-owned office supply business. Wednesday, it's a big fundraiser in San Antonio.
Hosting Wednesday's event is billionaire
Red McCombs and Clear Channel Communications founder
Lowry Mays, along with
Gene Powell, the chairman of the University of Texas Board of Regents.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is also on the host committee.
Last week, Romney won 69 percent of the statewide vote in Texas, pushing him past the necessary 1,144 delegates to win the Republican nomination.
He now has 1,191 won't be the official nominee until the Republican National Convention in August.
So far, Romney has not accepted an invitation to the state's own GOP convention, which starts on Thursday.
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