Mitt Romney Is First GOP Presidential Hopeful to Book Hollywood Fundraiser (Exclusive)

Mitt Romey GOP Las Vegas - H 2011
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Mitt Romey GOP Las Vegas - H 2011

Organizers of the Dec. 6 event include MGM chief-turned-investor Harry Sloan.

This article first appeared in the Dec. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Polls show that Mitt Romney is first in the hearts of California Republicans, and he'll be the first of the party's presidential hopefuls to visit Los Angeles for a fundraiser Dec. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Hedge fund manager Josh Friedman and his wife, Beth, are the hosts, along with Eva and Marc Stern and Tracy and Gene Sykes of Goldman Sachs.

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Organizers include former MGM chief-turned-investor Harry Sloan.

Individual tickets are priced at $2,500 a piece, but recipients of the invitation also have the option of pledging to raise amounts for Romney ranging from $100,000 to $250,000.