WASHINGTON--Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is rescheduling a mega-fund-raiser--billed as his final one in Chicago-- to Oct. 7, a reception and brunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., switching the venue to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosemont.
According to a Romney fund-raiser, the date--first set for Oct. 5 at the Palmer House--was changed because of Ryan's schedule--and the place--originally the Palmer House--was switched because the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is Sunday, which makes getting around the Loop a mess.
The mega fund-raiser is still being marketed to yield, at the highest end, $151,600 per couple.
Since last week, Chicago businessman Robert Asher has been added to the co-host, joining Chicago and Illinois figures on Mitt Rommey's national finance team--including Ken and Ann Griffin, Susan Crown, Ron Gidwitz and Muneer Satter.
Recapping the perks from my post last week...
One of the perks offered major donors is an invite to a "retreat" in New York--which will include face time with major Romney campaign figures.
Here are the price and perk breakdowns:
The October 7 brunch for two, photo-op and general reception, and all Romney Victory Founding Partner Benefits, including invitation for two to attend NY Fall Retreat.... ($75,800 per person/$151,600 per couple).
The October 7 brunch for two, photo-op and general reception, all Romney Victory Member Benefits, including invitation for two to the NY Fall Retreat. ...($50,000 per person/$100,000 per couple).
The October 7 photo-op and general reception...($25,000 per person/$50,000 per couple).
The October 7 reception with Photo-Opportunity and General Reception...($10,000 per person/$20,000 per couple).
The October 7 General Reception...($2,500 per person).
Co-chairs and other top hosts below...updated list as of Sept. 18
ANNE & KEN GRIFFIN
SHIRLEY & PATRICK G. RYAN
CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK
MELISSA & REEVE WAUD
LISA AND STEVE BONNER
MAYOR ROGER CLAAR
BETH & MARK FILIP
SUE & TERRY GRAUNKE
JUDY AND VERNE ISTOCK
SENATOR MARK KIRK
PATRICIA & VINCENT KOLBER
YVETTE & LOU KLOBUCHAR
JIMMY JOHN LIAUTAUD
TRACI & E. BARRY MANSUR
CONGRESSMAN DON MANZULLO
CATHERINE & BILL PEREZ
TREASURER DAN RUTHERFORD
MARIA & WILLIAM SMITHBURG
(AS OF 9-18-12)