Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to attend an evening fundraiser in Newport Beach on Friday.
Organized by a Romney fundraising committee, the private cocktail reception at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort is expected to draw high-profile GOP donors.
Individual tickets to the reception are $1,000, down from the original $2,500. Organizers said Wednesday that they were able to secure more space at the resort and discounted tickets to attract more donors.
Higher-level donors get more: $10,000 buys a photo for two people with the former Massachusetts governor; and $25,000 gets two tickets to a VIP reception and four tickets to the cocktail reception, in addition to a photo.
Orange County business and GOP leaders hosting the event include real estate investor and former U.S. Ambassador to Spain George Argyros; Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh; and Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren.