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Paul Ryan Chicago fund-raiser reset to Oct. 7

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

ROBERT ASHER ANNE & KEN GRIFFIN SHIRLEY & PATRICK G. RYAN CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK MELISSA & REEVE WAUD TOGETHER WITH BRIAN BATTLE CHARLIE BOBRINSKOY LISA AND STEVE BONNER RON BULLOCK MAYOR ROGER CLAAR SUSAN CROWN CRAIG DUCHOSSOIS DAN DUMEZICH TY FAHNER BETH & MARK FILIP RON GIDWITZ SUE & TERRY GRAUNKE DAVID HERRO JUDY AND VERNE ISTOCK JEREMY KATZ SENATOR MARK KIRK PATRICIA & VINCENT KOLBER YVETTE & LOU KLOBUCHAR WILLIAM KUNKLER JIMMY JOHN LIAUTAUD TRACI & E. BARRY MANSUR CONGRESSMAN DON MANZULLO ROBERT MCCORMACK CATHERINE & BILL PEREZ SANDY PERL RICHARD PORTER TREASURER DAN RUTHERFORD MUNEER SATTER MARK SLABY MARIA & WILLIAM SMITHBURG (AS OF 9-18-12)