Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser

businessweek.com — On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party's highest-earning and most powerful donors. During the more than hour-long session, Rove explained to an audience
MT @jayrosen_nyu: At both events 15,000 media people and this was the only real scoop from either convention. t.co/by55gixH
At both events 15,000 media people and this was the only real scoop from either convention. t.co/tkpQwva9 Division of labor much?
MT @zoegalland: Everyone stop Tweeting about Clinton's speech & read this @BW piece on Karl Rove's Tampa fundraiser. t.co/Kly4lA4i
This is an unbelievable exclusive. I seriously want to just Tweet about this for the next few days t.co/qZE3x2p4
Everyone stop Tweeting about Bill Clinton's speech, and read this @BW piece on Karl Rove's Tampa fundraiser. Seriously. t.co/qZE3x2p4
Good piece. MT @sheelahk Ever wonder what happens when Karl Rove gets together with his biggest donors? t.co/O1HxxKnP @BW
Scintillating inside look (even for non-wonks) Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/z1lVcBTV via @BW
From MS Gov Barbour: I know everybody in here wants their children n grandchildren to inherit the same country we did. t.co/O6DDr0mL
Am #Crossroads’ budget $300 mill: $200 million against Obama, $70 mill 4 Senate, $32 mil 4 House. t.co/O6DDr0mL #KarlRove
Ouch: "There was sparse praise for Mitt #Romney—either as a candidate or as a future leader and policy maker" t.co/O6DDr0mL #Rove
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser - Businessweek via @BW t.co/1M7Btusg < really good read.
RT @RichJaro: From t.co/IXg20LuR. Wow. Just, wow: Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/cK667d3m via @BW
RT @thewetmale: RT @jason_a_w Bloomberg reporter sneaks into a briefing and fundraiser for Karl Rove's Super PAC. t.co/8eYljPSF
From t.co/IXg20LuR. Wow. Just, wow: Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/cK667d3m via @BW
#SuperPAC CEO introduces general counsel as "the guy who keeps us from ever having to wear orange jumpsuits" t.co/IiWybBkQ
“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” - Karl Rove t.co/5taSl9D4
Here's where Karl Rove jokes about Todd Akin's death. t.co/Y5bAhpXY The really creepy part is Rove's appeal for big $ for GOP.
Fascinating story. "Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser - Businessweek via @BW t.co/K7lcyFh3"
Exclusive: @BW gets Inside Rove fundraiser. Among nuggets: $10M coming to FL for Mack, Romney; Jeb making call t.co/o58hzY5x
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/JXLE3hPe - a top story on @MuckRack t.co/WwlLCuvs
amazing “@DHBerman: Great Bloomberg look inside Americans Crossroads event t.co/FBZm7dVU
Great Bloomberg look inside Americans Crossroads event t.co/fhQYBnF8
Rove joked: “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” t.co/eUR3wUw2
“We have five people who are interested...We don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.” t.co/HMtifeuT
Good read. RT "@BloombergNews: RT @bw: Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's billionaire fundraiser | t.co/vamRlT2l"
Unreal reporting here by @sheelahk. Inside a strategy & fundraising session w Karl Rove & his biggest donors. t.co/ceBADSZE @BW
RT @DLeonhardt: The Twitter buzz of the morning: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser - Businessweek, t.co/yUNVE2FF
If you live and vote in America, you should read this. Inside Karl Rove's SuperPac t.co/Wilzvuw0 via @BW
The Twitter buzz of the morning: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser - Businessweek, t.co/yUNVE2FF
RT @KYWeise: The amazing @sheelahk goes inside Karl Rove's fundraising breakfast for billionaire donors at #GOP2012 t.co/TDYHPT9d
'He’ll lay you off, cancel your insurance, shit jobs. He’s a plutocrat. Married to a known equestrian!' t.co/a9BCSdvB
Rove Tells Billionaires How to Beat Obama. Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Fundraiser t.co/w5R1wYj2 via @BW
!! MT @TylerBorchers: Karl Rove: “If [Todd Akin’s] found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” t.co/gzDtET8q
The amazing @sheelahk goes inside Karl Rove's fundraising breakfast for billionaire donors at #GOP2012 t.co/TDYHPT9d
.@sheelahk expose on Karl Rove's @AmericanXRoads briefing demonstrates the importance of reporters showing up: t.co/UMfsSZZX
Oof RT @joehagansays: Karl Rove: "If [Todd Akin] is found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” t.co/ZOyAHhDr
Rove: “The people we’ve got to win...voted for Barack Obama,” so we can't get too nasty. t.co/XYBy3i5g
Interesting account of Karl Rove's behind-closed-doors pitch to American Crossroads donors: t.co/qlowVudF
Karl Rove jokes to billionaire donors: “If (Todd Akin) is found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” t.co/gbMVQZ8b
Rove quote is from this =====> “@BW: Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove’s billionaire fundraiser | t.co/gbMVQZ8b
RT @moorehn: RT @ErikSchatzker: Not just inside Karl Rove's super-PAC but inside the room. Amazing stuff by @sheelahk t.co/asiCnBHn
RT @conncarroll: if Karl Rove were half as evil as Dems say he is, Todd Akin would have been disappeared by now t.co/c0O0gLXA
RT @hriefs: For those who didn’t make the cut for Karl Rove’s billionaire RNC fundraiser, @BW has the story. t.co/Kd2o5FYu #RNC2012
MT @gabrielsherman: If u want 2 know how SuperPacs *really* work, read @sheelahk, who got inside Karl Rove's fundraiser t.co/QFcXzyYo
Haley Barbour: "I don’t have any compunction about looking you in the eye and asking for more." They never do. t.co/i8DbKBz0
Kind of amazing how cynical SuperPac fundraising is, Crossroads president Steven Law jokes about staying out of jail t.co/h5tAcYz0
If you ever wanted to know how SuperPacs *really* work, read @sheelahk, who got inside Karl Rove's private fundraiser t.co/h5tAcYz0
Karl Rove: "We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” t.co/dvHZ1tLk
Rove: Wealthy in Conn. "have finally figured out that their pocketbooks matter more than abortion." t.co/jObLul7z
To funders (and one incognito journo) Rove explains how his PAC works, and how cool it would be if Akin were dead. t.co/JF61UzKm
RT @moorehn Okay, people. This is the political / financial must-read of the morning. via @ErikSchatzker, by @sheelahk t.co/1PdCJJOx
"This rare look at the mechanics of SuperPac fundraising and electoral strategy was likely not intended for reporters." t.co/e0G2RP3s
The bit about Linda McMahon should worry Connecticuters - she's gonna represent us? Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/hcfDCoZw
MUST READ RT @jaredbkeller: Exclusive: inside Karl Rove's billionaire RNC fundraiser t.co/UbpTG7ak #GOP2012 #RNC2012
Karl Rove on Todd Akin: "If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” t.co/WuEB3Bcl
Exclusive: inside Karl Rove's billionaire RNC fundraiser t.co/HMtifeuT #GOP2012 #RNC2012
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser - Businessweek via @BW t.co/ITuEGJg1
Okay, people. This is the political / financial must-read of the morning. via @ErikSchatzker, by @sheelahk t.co/asiCnBHn
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/jWhNEisU via @BW
RT @ErikSchatzker: Not just inside Karl Rove's super-PAC but inside the room. Amazing stuff by @sheelahk t.co/asiCnBHn
Barbour compared donations to Crossroads to donations to a “charity hospital” or a “cancer research program.” t.co/uqQHzyGC
Must-read from my old colleague @sheelahk Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/l9UQCVtS via @BW
Rove: “We have five people who are interested...We don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.” t.co/dEhvHZIZ
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser t.co/dEhvHZIZ via @BW
A rare glimpse inside Karl Rove's American Crossroads super PAC fundraiser. t.co/NDrFfjz2 @BW
Rove: Crossroads “shared polling and focus group data with ‘all the major groups that are playing’ in the election.” t.co/qtkRVlU2
Business Week reporter basically walks into private Rove event as guest of an attendee.... then writes it up t.co/VXRx5zgT