The Last Retreat of Mitt’s UberDonors
While all eyes will be on the second presidential debate on Long Island next week, Mitt Romney will have one very important group cheering him on from Manhattan: his top donors, many of whom have been with him since his 2008 race and will gather for one last retreat as the contest heads into its final sprint.
The fall retreat, which follows a similar event in Park City, Utah, earlier this year, begins Monday with a gala reception and dinner at The Intrepid museum in Manhattan, which is co-hosted by the Republican National Committee for the GOP’s top donors.
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Among Monday night’s featured speakers: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and (naturally) Donald Trump. Though Romney will be campaigning Monday and preparing for the debate, the former Massachusetts governor is expected to make at least a brief appearance.
On Tuesday, as Romney heads to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, for his matchup with President Obama, donors are invited to attend three panels at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. The first: a strategy briefing on the final three weeks with, among others, the campaign’s political director Rich Beeson, senior advisor Beth Myers and campaign pollster Neil Newhouse.