Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and some of the most well known Republicans in the country are meeting in Park City, Utah, this weekend. Many of Romney's top donors will be there to celebrate and plan for the November election. Romney helped organize and run the Winter Olympics in 2002 in Salt Lake City.
"Mitt Romney is hosting a posh retreat in Park City, Utah, for his top donors this weekend, giving the campaign’s major financial backers a chance to dine with their favored presidential candidate and other Republican heavyweights," according to the Associated Press.
"Although currently enjoying a financial advantage over President Barack Obama, Romney is wasting little time securing — and maintaining — high-dollar support to win the White House. He and the GOP raised $76 million in May, newly released figures show, compared with $60 million from Obama and the Democratic Party," according to the Associated Press.
Romney bought a home near the Deer Valley resort when he ran the Olympics.
The 9,514 square foot home sold for about $5.25 million in 2009.
"The donors, invited if they’ve raised at least $50,000 for Romney’s White House run, can sit in on strategy meetings that provide detailed updates of the campaign’s progress," according to the Associated Press.
"They’ll also mingle with Romney’s top advisers and Karl Rove, founder of an independent “super” political committee helping Romney this election. The event is closed to the press," according to the Associated Press.
John McCain is a senator for the state of Arizona and a former presidential candidate in 2008.
Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida. His father, George H.W. Bush and his brother, George W. Bush, are both former presidents of the U.S.
Condoleezza Rice is the former Secretary of State.
Bobby Jindal is the governor of Louisiana and a former republican presidential candidate.
Meg Whitman is the CEO of Hewlett Packard.
Paul Ryan is a congressman for the state of Wisconsin.
James Baker is a former secretary of state.
Norm Coleman is a former senator for the state of Minnesota.
Marco Rubio is currently a senator for the state of Florida.
A cookout for donors will happen on Friday night (June 22) at Olympic Park, according to Bloomberg. That's the site of the Olympic bobsled track.
"The retreat is one of many perks that Romney is offering to his signature donors, not uncommon for candidates seeking the presidency," according to the Associated Press.
Former Secretary of State James Baker, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, Tennesee Sen. Bob Corker, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, head of planning for a Romney transition to the White House, panel discussion on banking, health care and Israel.
There will also be a barbeque at Utah Olympic Park.
• Arizona Sen. John McCain
• Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, financiar Ken Langone, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and South Dakota Sen. John Thune panel discussion on innovation.
• Romney legal counsel Ben Ginsberg, Fred Barnes, GOP strategists Mary Matalin and Karl Rove, and Kristol panel discussion on the media.
• Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
• Afternoon tea hosted by Ann Romney and Olympic ice skating gold-medalist Dorothy Hamill
• Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
"The weekend ends Sunday with a round of golf for donors who’ve raised at least $100,00," according to the Associated Press.
The golf outing will happen at Red Ledges, near Heber, Utah. It's home to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
Either a golf membership or a lifestyle membership are required for all property owners who live there.
"Those donors who pulled in at least $500,000 for the campaign are entitled to weekly campaign briefings, VIP entry to finance events across the country, and special access to the Republican National Convention this summer," according to the Associated Press.