IRVINE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned to Southern California on Monday for a series of fundraisers.
Romney started his day out at a $50,000 per couple fundraising breakfast at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine.
Members of Occupy OC canceled a planned demonstration in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and left dozens more injured.
"We choose to show solidarity with our thoughts directed toward the tragedy of Aurora, Colorado," event organizers said in a calendar item on Occupy OC's website. "Future protest will be announced."
After the fundraiser, Romney met with small business owners in Costa Mesa for a roundtable at plastic container manufacturer Endural LLC.
Romney spoke for about 45 minutes about jobs, healthcare, and his plans for restoring the economy.
"The number of small business start-ups is at a 30 year low," Romney said. "I want to rejuvenate start-ups in business and I want to help them make it through those first two or three critical years so they can continue to grow and ... put more Americans to work."
The presumed Republican nominee also attended events in Malibu and Bel Air.
It's estimated that the SoCal events brought in about $10 million for Romney's campaign. It was his third visit to the area in the past four months.
Romney will head to Reno, Nev. on Tuesday to speak to the Veterans of Foreign Warns (VFW) convention.
President Obama addressed the VFW convention on Monday as park of a three-day campaign trip.
The president's return to the campaign trail also brought him to the Golden State for a fundraiser in Oakland Monday night.
Both President Obama and Romney suspended their campaign schedules Friday out of respect for the victims of the Colorado theater shooting.
They also halted their advertising in Colorado, which is considered a key swing state.
On Sunday, Obama spent nearly three hours in private meetings with the families of the dead as well as some of those injured in the Aurora shooting.
Romney called Obama's trip was "the right thing for the president to be doing on this day."
SoCal Campaign Swing Earns Estimated $10M for Romney
Mitt Romney speaks about the tragedy in Aurora, Colo. (July 20, 2012)