Romney says reporters can cover Israeli fundraiser

July 29, 2012 - 10:39 AM
APTOPIX Mideast Israel Romney

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses next to the Western Wall, in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has reversed course and will let reporters cover his remarks to donors at a fundraiser in Israel.

Romney's campaign says the typical group of reporters will be allowed to cover a high-dollar fundraiser at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday morning.

The campaign had said on Saturday that it planned to prevent the typical coverage of a fundraising event in a public space.

One of those expected to attend is Sheldon Adelson, the American casino mogul who's pledged to spend more than $100 million to defeat Democratic President Barack Obama.

Donors at the event were asked to contribute $50,000 or to raise $100,000. Romney advisers say the event is expected to raise more than $1 million.