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Romney Campaign Bans Press From Ryan Meeting With Billionaire Sheldon Adelson

Paul Ryan's first meeting with billionaire Romney backer Sheldon Adelson will be held away from prying eyes of nosy reporters.
Days after assuring reporters that Ryan would follow the same rules as Romney when determining which fundraisers would be open to reporters, the campaign has apparently changed their tune. As of Tuesday morning, reporters would not be permitted to cover Ryan's fundraiser with billionaire mega-donor Sheldon Adelson at The Venetian in Las Vegas tonight. The campaign's agreement with the press is that events not at private residences are to be open to reporters. The campaign has also kept reporters from events where Romney does not deliver formal remarks. Ryan aides would not comment on the change on the record. Ryan held a fundraiser in Denver on Monday that was closed press because it was at a private home.
The Romney campaign says it's not really a fundraiser, it's a "financing event," but they would not say what the difference might be.

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