Romney to have day-long retreat with big donors
June 8th, 2012
07:52 PM ET
10 years ago

Romney to have day-long retreat with big donors

Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) – It's an exclusive ticket: a day-long Utah retreat for high-dollar donors to huddle with Mitt Romney.

A senior Romney adviser tells CNN invitations have gone out for the retreat, which will take place later this month in the Deer Valley resort area of Park City where Romney used to own a home.

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The Salt Lake Tribune first reported details about the event, which the campaign is calling the "First National Romney Victory Leadership Retreat." Romney's joint fund-raising effort with the Republican National Committee is called the Romney Victory Fund.

The adviser said they expect more than 300 of the campaign's "major investors" – major fund-raisers and donors who have contributed $50,000 or more – to attend the retreat scheduled in two weeks.

The purpose of the meeting is to give the select group updates on the campaign, according to the aide familiar with planning.

News of the donor retreat comes days after the Romney campaign announced it raised $77 million last month, surpassing the amount raised from President Barack Obama's re-election effort and marking the first month the Republican effort out-raised the Democrats.

Romney campaign finance chairman Spencer Zwick, who arrived in Salt Lake City Friday afternoon to attend a fund-raising reception and dinner in the area with the White House hopeful, said he was "very pleased" with the fund-raising efforts by Republicans in May.

"You hope for the very best. I didn't anticipate that we would raise more than President Obama did," said Zwick.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Ivan Bial

    all the big donors will tell Romney what he thinks.

    June 8, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  2. Orlando R.

    im donating my money to President Obama's campaign thanks

    June 8, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. Mike

    Romney is a coward who avoided the vietnam war 4 times and is a pathelogical lier...a great example of a leader!

    June 8, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  4. Moderate Independent

    They will decide at their retreat how to hurt our economy, no hiring, raise the price of oil, keep the stock market down until after election day. Romneynites be very careful what you wish for.

    June 8, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  5. carly

    This is when Romney gets together with rich right wingers to determine how to screw the other 99% should he win. God help us all.

    June 8, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    This guy is a total nonsense to USA. I hate this SOB who shipped jobs to china...

    June 8, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  7. Rocky93

    Buying votes as fats as he can.

    June 8, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  8. Mikey

    Is the H-itler admirer who hosted his last fundraiser going to be there?

    June 8, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  9. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Yep. They have to tell Mitt what to think....

    June 8, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  10. g

    the wizard of oz-don,t look behind the curtain

    June 8, 2012 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  11. John

    All these Millionaire and Billionaire are out to buy Mitt Romney.

    June 8, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  12. george of the jungle

    mitt should take about a 5 year retreat. Lying sob that he is.

    June 8, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  13. Coffeehead

    I'll be glad when Robme is yesterdays news !!

    June 8, 2012 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  14. I still dont like or trust Romney

    If this man becomes president, then I guess it would then be fair if I did as he did. I dont have the kind of money he has, yet. But I could start on a smaller scale. I especially want to go the red states and downsize, outsource, and automate jobs. I would then pay minimum wage on the jobs that I have left while lobbying for the elimination of the minimum wage...... Alright, I couldnt do all that. I would have to hate my country and my fellow Americans to do all that harm to them.

    June 8, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Romney to have day-long retreat with big bonors.

    Why would Romney buy a cow , when milk is cheep ?

    Mitt Romney / Louie Gohmert
    Have you ever been Experianced 2012

    June 8, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  16. moose

    Why don't they just come out and say the LDS church is giving romney money and trying to make him president. It was Joesph Smiths goal to take over the Government and now they are doing it with one big fat rich guy.

    June 8, 2012 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  17. Justjean

    In his heart of hearts Romney seems to be a decent guy who gets jaded rather easily. I think if he listens carefully to what these big contibutors want from him he is going to be gulping really hard and wondering why he ever ran.

    June 9, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  18. Green Collar Worker

    Let's be honest, this is a meeting of the true Axis of Evil.

    June 9, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  19. CRAIG

    I hope they all have a wonderful time.

    June 9, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  20. mk1

    I fully anticipate that Republicans will outspend Democrats in this election by over five to one. Wisconsin was just the beginning. Conservative elites will hold nothing back to buy our government outright, now that it is fully legal. They no longer have to pretend that politicians are independent of those who bought them. What a truly sick political system we have at present. Just imagine, a handful of unelected and unaccountable men with total control of our country. We should be ashamed but a great many of us are too dense to realize we have been had.

    June 9, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  21. BeverlyNC

    Romney is the poster boy for why Citizens United needs to be overturned. He has no platform, no policies, no principles, will not/can not answer any substantive questions on the critical issues facing the People and yet all he does is sit back, offer nothing, tell lies every day about President Obama and collect millions from hidden corporations who trade Romney promises of no regulations on them and other favors for campaign cash. It is unethical, immoral, and unAmerican. It is destroying our democracy and our time-tested election process. We need to defeat Romney to prove the Presidency is not for sale.

    June 9, 2012 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  22. Leroy

    Perhaps Willard Mitt Romney will explain why he wants to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces when he, in fact, sought four (4) military draft deferments during the Viet Nam war era. The man is an out-and-out coward!

    June 9, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  23. some guy in New Hampshire

    Romney will price the remaining parts of his soul, sell them at prime rib prices, and get his legislative orders from the people who will own him if he wins. The man is a demonstrated liar ("money was steered to administration family members and cronies", "Obama hasn't signed any trade agreements", "Obama has never offered a jobs plan", all completely provably wrong assertions that he keeps repeating) and now he's also emphasizing that he's beholden to a small group of wealthy patrons. If this is presidential quality, then Stalin was a humanitarian.

    June 9, 2012 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  24. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Romney is a lier. Somebody better call his mama. When the needs of the few who do not need it outweight the needs of the many. What sad times in america.

    June 9, 2012 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  25. Marie MD

    And the scotus old farts who voted for corporations to be just like people should be thrown off the court.
    Maybe what we need to do is start a revolution against the scotus. It turns out that these judges (barf) actually made uo their own rules about corporation being people.
    It's like the conservatives on the court decided that it was not fair to have elections by the people. They wanted the big conservative (mostly) companies to have the final say in who is our president.

    June 9, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
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