Collegio declined to explain the timing
Collegio declined ray ban wayfarer to explain the timing of Rove's speech to the Solamere gathering or whether Rove was paid for it. Collegio also declined to respond to questions about whether Rove was hitting up donors at the retreat for Crossroads. A spokesman for Solamere confirmed that Rove was the featured speaker at its separate investor conference luncheon, which was held just prior to the retreat at an adjacent hotel. "It was not a coincidence that the Solamere conference took place in the same city just before the retreat began," said one fundraiser who went to the oakley sunglasses best for men retreat and requested anonymity to preserve his relationship with the Romney campaign. Rove's links to independent political groups make it illegal for him to coordinate certain activities with campaigns. The luncheon speech on political strategy differed markedly from the publicized panel on the media the second day. And two attendees at the Romney retreat told The Huffington Post that Rove promoted his super PAC and an affiliated nonprofit, Crossroads GPS, to campaign donors during private meetings during the retreat. About 800 of the campaign's biggest fundraisers and donors were invited to the retreat in total, while a smaller, select group of donors oakley sunglasses popular for women were pitched privately by Rove, the two attendees said.