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    Romney Selling Inauguration Access

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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    Mitt Romney is feeling confident. His campaign is offering supporters “preferred status at the first Presidential Inaugural retreat” in exchange for a $50,000 donation. In an email obtained by BuzzFeed, the campaign lays out perks associated with various levels of donation, including $10,000 for a photo with Romney and $50,000 for access to his presidential inauguration. Romney and other Republicans have criticized President Obama for favoring campaign donors. The email was forwarded from Richard Stormont, a former executive at the Marriott hotel company, where Romney was on the board.

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