Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is holding an exclusive summer retreat this weekend that will include appearances by those most frequently mentioned as potential vice presidential choices, according to an invitation obtained by The Daily Caller.
But there’s one potential running mate noticeably excluded from the event: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Special guests, according to the invitation, include Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and South Dakota Sen. John Thune. All have been mentioned as possible running mates.
The invitation for the “Romney Victory Founding Members Retreat” says the event will take place at the Chateaux in Park City, Utah from Friday to Sunday. The retreat is for Romney’s top campaign donors — those who gave $50,000 as individuals or $150,000 as couples to the Romney campaign.
Romney and his wife, Ann, are hosting the event, which will include panels and meetings.
One such meeting includes the “media panel,” which will be moderated by lawyer Ben Ginsberg and will include the Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol, as well as Republican operatives Mary Matalin and Karl Rove.
Others speaking during meetings include former Secretary of State James Baker, Arizona Sen. John McCain, Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt.
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