WASHINGTON--GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney hits Chicago on Sept. 11, for a dinner and reception at the Lake Forest home of Reeve and Melissa Waud. The price tag ranges from $2,500 for the reception to $25,000 for a private dinner. Hosts are expected to commit to raise $50,000. The maximum contribution is $75,800 per person or $151,600 per couple.
Romney and his wife Ann appeared at the Waud's Lake Forest home for a fund-raiser last November. Waud is a member of the Illinois Tool Works and Northern Trust Waud family.
The $75,800/$151,600 package includes a perk package called "Romney Victory Founding Partner Benefits," which is the name of the program that arranges for top level donor briefings and--for the Tampa GOP Convention next week--tickets to sessions, receptions, etc.
The Lake Forest dinner and reception is being billed as the the final fund-raiser in Illinois headlined by Romney.
Romney comes to Chicago after picking up the official Republican Presidential nomination in Tampa next week--and on a day marking the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
PDF of the invite: 9-11-12_Gov._Mitt_Romney_Final_IL_Event_-_Reception_and_Dinner_-_Mansur.pdf
The price points:
ROMNEY VICTORY MAX OUT CONTRIBUTOR $75,800 PER PERSON
ROMNEY VICTORY FOUNDING MEMBER $50,000 PER PERSON
PRIVATE DINNER $25,000 PER PERSON
PHOTO-OP AND GENERAL RECEPTION $10,000 PER PERSON
GENERAL RECEPTION $ 2,500 PER PERSON
Below, a list of co-chairs as of Aug. 22. Lisa Wagner is the Romney State Finance Director for Illinois and Indiana.
WINNIE AND ROBERT CRAWFORD
TRACI AND E. BARRY MANSUR
JUDY AND VERNE ISTOCK
YVETTE AND LOU KLOBUCHAR
JIMMY JOHN LIAUTAUD
JOHN E. MCGOVERN, III
MIMI AND BOB MURLEY