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MIDLAND, Texas -- Mitt Romney made a quick stop in Houston Tuesdayto pass the hat among his supporters in an effort to garner more funds for his Republican presidential campaign.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee attended a fundraiserat the Houstonian Hotelat noon.

Romneythenheaded toMidlandfor a $10,000-per-couple photo opportunity, followed by a $2,500-per-person reception at Midland s Petroleum Club.

The former Massachusetts governor will cap his evening with a $50,000-per-person dinner at a private residence in Midland.

Republicans will gather in Tampa, Fla., in a week to nominate their presidential standard-bearer, who presumably will be Romney.

Democrats will be in Charlotte, N.C., in the first days of September to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term.
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