Darlene and Gerald Jordan, two of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's staunchest backers since his days as Massachussets governor, are holding a $50,000-per-couple fundraiser at their Palm Beach home Sunday -- the first of the Romney Victory's first fundraising operation with the Republican National Committee in Florida.
** Update, we're also getting word that Romney Victory is holding another fundraiser in Naples.
The Jordans serve on Romney’s Florida finance committee and co-hosted a $1.8 million fundraiser at the Palm Beach home of developer and Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross in January. They fundraised for Romney in his 2008 bid and his governor's race before that.
They're also helping another Mass. man: Sen. Scott Brown, who recently popped by their Palm Beach manse with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for a fundraiser.
Palm Beach County is starting to really eclipse Miami-Dade for Republican fundraisers, it seems, but Romney will be here as well at some point in May, says a source.
Considering that Barack Obama just picked up $2 million in checks yesterday in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, it's a wonder there will be any disposable income by November.
"This is the time when donors start ducking you," one fundraiser said. "It's going to start to hurt."
Here's what the Boston Globe said in 2007 about the Jordans:
Jordan, who’s married to Gerald Jordan of the Boston financial firm Hellman, Jordan Management Co., has worked for Romney before. She and her husband helped get him elected governor in 2002 and began working on his presidential campaign while wintering at their home in Palm Beach, Florida, months ago. Back in Boston, where she lives on the waterfront, she is buttonholing her husband’s friends and colleagues about supporting the GOP candidate. “It’s the hot topic,” she says. “Everyone’s talking about it when they’re playing golf or having dinner.” And when the conversation evolves to “Darlene, you’re involved. Why should I be involved?” she tells them.