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From Koch cash to sugar money, economic elites fundraise for Mitt Romney at Palm Beach home of Dolphins owner

PBROMNEYMoney doesn't buy happiness. But it puts a downpayment on it --especially in the world of presidential campaigns. 

So it's a good bet Mitt Romney is smiling about his Jan. 12 fundraiser at Related Group developer and Miami Dolphins co-owner Steve Ross's home on the azure Atlantic's waters off Palm Beach. This is where the smart money, the big money, lives -- a place where "winter" is a verb.

Suggested per-person donation: $2,500. Event co-chair fundraising goal: $50,000. Host committee goal: $25,000.

The event is chaired by Darlene and Gerald Jordan (of Hellman, Jordan Management Co., who helped Romney win the Mass. governorship in '02). And it's co-hosted by Pepe Fanjul, one of the original modern-day sugar barons. One of the lesser known Koch brothers, Bill Koch, is among the 15 co-chairs. 

For googling purposes, here's the list of chairs, co-chairs and hosts: NOLAN D. ARCHIBALD, JANELLE & CARLOS BERUFF, M. ANTHONY BURNS, LOURDES & PEPE FANJUL, JULIE & AMIN KHOURY, JOHN RAKOLTA, JR., ALEX SANCHEZ, CHRISTINE & STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN, STEPHANIE & AMBASSADOR NED SIEGEL, WOMEN FOR ROMNEY, ELAINE & KEN LANGONE, JAMES B. LEE, JR., LAURA & LEE MUNDER, KATHY & JOE O’DONNELL, SUZANNE & MICHAEL AINSLIE, JENNY & GEORGE BANKS, CAROLYN & DAVID BRODSKY, HOWARD COX, MAUREEN CRONIN, MARGO & ASHTON DE PEYSTER, NANCY HEFFNER DONOVAN, STEVE DUNCKER, DIANA & LLWYD ECCLESTONE, LEWIS M. EISENBERG, ELIZABETH FAGO, CONSTANCE & MIKE FERNANDEZ, T. MARTIN FIORENTINO, JENNIFER & DAVID FISCHER, MARJORIE FISHER, MIKE FITZGERALD, PAMELA & BOB GOERGEN, JAMES D. GREENE, PHIL HANDY, NANCY & JOEL B. HART, LT. GOVERNOR KERRY & SEAN HEALEY, BILL HEAVENER, MARGI HELSCHIEN, CHAIRMAN WILLIAM M. ISAAC, SUZANNE & WOODY JOHNSON, GINNY & DAVID KNOTT, SANDRA & STEPHEN M. LESSING, LEORA R. LEVY, NICOLA & JEFF MARCUS, HOLLY & GEORGE MATTSON, HENRY S. MILLER, MUFFY & DONALD MILLER, DOROTHY & THOMAS M. MULROY, SALLY & THOMAS NEFF, SANDY & JOE O’CONNOR, TODD PETER, NATALIE & MALCOLM PRAY, BONNIE RE, MELANIE SABELHAUS, DEBORAH SIGMUND, PAUL SPRAGUE, BEN STARLING III, MICHAEL STEIN, RICK STONE, JIM TAGGART, TONY TAMER, CINDY TINDELL, DRS. LESLIEBETH & PETER A. WISH, DR. ZACHARIAH P. ZACHARIAH.

Check out an aerial of Ross' pad. Quite the digs for $31.9 million Picture 10

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