NEW YORK – Mitt Romney’s major donors are descending here starting Monday for a three-day retreat at The Waldorf Astoria, where they will mingle with Romney’s running mate, eat lunch with his wife, talk shop with his strategists, dine with his most colorful surrogate and talk jobs with entrepreneurs who are inspirations for his stump speech.

The donors will be feted at a gala reception and dinner Monday night at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where a handful of Republican stars are expected to speak, including vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, as well as real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump.

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Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.