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Romney to have 3-day fundraiser in Park City

By Andrew Adams | Posted - Jun 21st, 2012 @ 10:55am



SALT LAKE CITY - Mitt Romney and several of the largest donors to his campaign will spend three days at a retreat in Park City.

ABC News reports the "First National Romney Victory Leadership Retreat" will take place at Deer Valley this weekend.

Those attending will be briefed on the campaign and fundraising, then break into sessions to discuss policy -- foreign policy, the economy, health care, and tax policy. Team building activities are also part of the event, according to donors who spoke to ABC.

About 100 people are expected. Those who plan to attend at least part of the retreat include:

  • Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets and co-chair of the national finance committee for Romney
  • Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell
  • Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
  • Arizona Sen. John McCain
  • Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice
  • GOP strategist Mary Matalin
ABC reports, "The top 100 in the group have been able to donate or bundle at least $150,000 for the campaign, but many are hoping to raise a much larger amount: $1 million dollars."

Each of the people they're raising money from can go down the line and raise $50,000 apiece and another $25,000 down the line. The Ultimate goal is $600 to $700 million dollars for the Romney campaign.

"This is so much fun," Romney said. "It's so much fun running for President. I gotta tell you."

Some big Republican names are expected at the retreat for the GOP nominee, like John McCain. Condoleezza Rice, Jeb Bush, Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal. Two donors told ABC News that in addition to the fundraising and strategizing, there will be essentially work sessions on policy foreign and domestic policy.

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