Next stop in the invisible primary: Boca Raton, Fla. At least seven Republican presidential hopefuls will spend the weekend with about 200 of the party's top donors at the Boca Raton Resort & Club for the Republican National Committee's national finance spring retreat. It begins Friday.
Attendees will include the upper echelons of Republican Party money movers. At the top of the pack, according to a GOP source, are "RNC Trust" members, who have committed to giving $334,000—the most allowed under the law. That's about 10 times the previous legal limit. Congress last year cleared the way for the additional party money by approving new streams of donor cash for special party accounts for the national nominating convention, legal challenges, and building projects.