LA Times Story:
At a private retreat this weekend, major Romney campaign donors quaffed 1927 Port they'd brought in for the occasion, mingled in the lobby of a posh resort called the Chateaux at Silver Lake and watched an aerial display of Olympic ski jumpers.
Billed as a "senior leadership retreat," the three-day gathering in Deer Valley was a reward for the wealthy GOP donors who have fueled Romney's fundraising, giving at least $25,000 each or raising at least $100,000 by June 18. Many of the more than 700 who attended had donated much more.
. . . The retreat was closed to the media, in keeping with Romney's secrecy about who is raising money for his campaign. He has declined to release the names of bundlers, those who collect funds from others on behalf of the campaign. Romney was not seen in public except when he waved at reporters from his motorcade.
Romney's Utah 'Republicanpalooza': mega-donors descend on Park City: Romney, who bested Obama for May fundraisin... bit.ly/PCSfdh— Wall Street Journal (@myerseverton) June 21, 2012
Karl Rove attending Romney's private donor retreat and Charlie Spies founder of Romney's SuperPac spotted in the lobby. politico.com/blogs/burns-ha…— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) June 24, 2012
Photo of Romney SuperPAC founder Charlie Spies & Romney finance chair Spencer Zwick talking at the donor retreat. twitpic.com/a03vqe— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) June 24, 2012
Overheard at the #Romney donor retreat: "Is that a SuperPAC in your pocket or you just pleased to see me buy the election?"— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) June 24, 2012
Hookers at Romney donor retreat offering soft money special -- everything kept secret and everyone gets screwed.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 24, 2012
Blurring lines between media & political activism: Fox's Karl Rove reportedly speaking at donor retreat w/ Romney bit.ly/M6ekQk— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 20, 2012
CNN is told Gov. Bobby Jindal left the Romney retreat in Utah early to return to Louisiana because of TS Debby— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) June 24, 2012
@Rebecca_CBSNJ catch that weasel--LOL— Kernel Wars (@Kernelwars) June 23, 2012
Uh huh...Pawlenty defends Rove's presence at Romney retreat: It was proper as no expenditure of funds was discussedbit.ly/KVpTwH— TheRittenbergReport (@TheRReport) June 24, 2012
Billionaires meet to anoint Mitt. firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/…— Karoli (@Karoli) June 20, 2012
Condi for VP? Hummm. news.yahoo.com/cash-rules-rom…— Sherman Frederick (@shermfrederick) June 24, 2012
The only thing more accurate than saying Romney is more comfortable around white ppl is saying he is more comfortable around RICH white ppl.— Joe Lostrangio Jr (@JoeLostRespect) June 24, 2012
Joining Romney at donor retreat in Utah this weekend: Jeb, Jindal, Pawlenty, Portman, Condi, Ryan and Thune. Not Rubio. ow.ly/bIyCT— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappasDC) June 20, 2012
Rubio skipping Romney retreat in Utah this weekend: "I had a choice to make & I chose my kids" m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine…— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) June 21, 2012