Wealthy Republicans Flock to Romney Fundraiser at Cheney’s Wyoming Retreat
Mitt Romney is heading to Jackson Hole, Wyo., today for another high-dollar fundraiser. And rather than having prospective VP’s flocking about, he’s being hosted by a former VP, Dick Cheney (and wife Lynn). It’s the first time the two will appear together in public.
Like any fundraiser, there are different levels for donors and therefore access to the presumptive GOP nominee, as well as Cheney. The main event is at the beautiful Teton Pines Country Club, with its sweeping views of the Teton Mountains. The minimum donation for the general reception is $2,500 per person. For those who donate $50,000 or $100,000 per couple, they will not only get to have dinner with Cheney and Romney but are also invited to the host committee reception and will become a Founding Member of Romney Victory. For $5,000 each, an attendee is invited to a photo reception with the two. For those who’d like dinner, that’s $30,000 apiece, $60,000 per couple.
Except that now, everything but the country club reception, because everything else is sold out. No dinner chez Cheney’s Jackson Hole getaway.
Stephen Cox and his wife, Cristina, are attending the reception. Cox lives in Houston and works in the energy sector. He’s been supporting Romney since last April (he also backed him during the last campaign) and has bundled about $50,000 for the campaign, which includes $10,000 donated from him and his wife. He is also the Houston regional chair of Maverick PAC, which George P. Bush (Jeb Bush’s son) founded to woo younger votes into the Republican fold. Plus, Cox is the national finance chair for Ted Cruz, the tea party candidate running for the U.S. Senate from Texas.