The gathering was expected to pay off in a big way for the Romney Campaign. The mid-day fund-raising event drew about two hundred supporters to the Blair County Convention Center. Organizers said they hoped to raise up to $500,000 for the Republican Presidential Campaign with the gathering.
While the private meeting with donors was closed, Ann Romney did meet with members of the news media for a series of brief interviews before the gathering. Mrs. Romney said the campaign has a renewed interest in Pennsylvania and is ready to try and compete for the State's electoral votes.