Freedom PAC, the pro-Connie Mack political committee, isn't resting on the $1 million contribution that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson gave or the $50,000 chipped in from The Villages last month. It plans to hold what could be a high-dollar fundraising reception Aug. 11 headlined by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Both have advisers tied to Freedom PAC.
Location: the Bridgehampton home of Charles Gargano, a Reagan-era ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago.
Donations: $1,000 per person, $5,000 for host couples, $10,000 for co-chair couples.
Mack could use the help. The Fort Myers Republican Rep. trails incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 5 points in the latest Miami Herald poll. That lead isn't big; it's within the poll's 3.5% error margin.