About 150 attend $50,000-a-plate dinner for Romney in Palm Beachby George Bennett | October 20th, 2012
A $50,000-a-plate fundraiser for Mitt Romney drew about 150 people to the Palm Beach home of Wilbur and Hilary Ross this evening, one of the event’s organizers said.
The dinner crowd included Gov. Rick Scott, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (who has been playing the role of President Obama to prep Romney for Monday night’s debate at Lynn University) and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, according to Larry Kawa, a Boca Raton orthodontist and part of the 20-member host committee for the event.
Romney also attended a $5,000-a-ticket reception earlier in the day at the oceanfront home of Dwight and Martha Schar. At least 150 people attended that event, Palm Beach Councilman William Diamond estimated.
The Palm Beach fundraisers were billed as the final money-raising events that Romney himself will headline during the 2012 campaign.