WASHINGTON – On the eve of the Olympics, Mitt Romney is planning two separate fund-raising events in central London hosted by banking industry officials, according to copies of the invitations obtained by the Globe.
The events involve a reception — at a cost of $2,500 per person — and a high-dollar “private dinner with Governor Mitt Romney” that will cost $25,000 to $75,000 per person.
The Globe reported last week that Bob Diamond, who resigned as chief executive of Barclays bank, was no longer co-hosting one of the fund-raisers. The bank has been at the heart of a rate-fixing scandal.
Among those hosting the events is Patrick Durkin, a registered lobbyist for Barclays. Durkin, who has been a top Romney bundler of donations, is one of seven chairs for the reception and among the 13 co-chairs for the dinner.
Others involved in hosting the events are Dwight Poler, managing director at the European branch of Bain Capital, the firm Romney founded; Raj Bhattacharyya, managing director at Deutsche Bank; and Dan Bricken, a managing director at Wells Fargo Securities.
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