RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attended two fundraisers on Long Island Thursday evening.

The former Massachusetts governor arrived at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, where he was greeted by local politicians.

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WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports from MacArthur Airport

“He was very kind, very polite. Has a lot of charisma, it was very exciting to meet him. Like I was saying, I almost slipped and called him President Romney instead of Gov. Romney. Fabulous experience,” Town of Islip Deputy Supervisor Trish Bergin told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.

Mitt Romney’s Campaign Plane At MacArthur Airport Sept. 13, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

“I just said ‘welcome to Long Island and it’s with great honor and great pleasure that we have an opportunity to welcome you here to Islip and MacArthur Airport,'” Bergin told Hall.

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The governor spent about 10 minutes at the airport waving to supporters, before shuttling off to the private events.

The two fundraisers were held at private homes in Old Brookville and Muttontown.

A crowd gathered at the airport to watch the presidential hopeful arrive in his campaign plane. Many of the onlookers discussed the price of tickets for the pair of fundraisers, Hall reported.

The ticket prices for the events ranged from $2,500 to $50,000.

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