(CBS News) LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is scheduled to hold a private event on Tuesday evening in Las Vegas that reportedly includes GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson. But the event isn’t a fundraiser; an aide said Ryan will take part in a meeting with Mitt Romney’s Nevada Finance Leadership team that was scheduled before Romney tapped him as his running mate.
The Romney campaign hasn’t always had a smooth relationship with Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who spent millions of dollars backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during the GOP primary campaign. He has turned his support to Romney during the general election, and hosted a fundraiser for Romney during his recent trip to Israel.
The event, which will be held at the Venetian Hotel, will be closed to the news media. Romney generally has permitted coverage of fundraising events held in public venues, but an aide said the rule didn’t apply in Ryan’s case because the event isn’t a fundraiser.