Blackstone executive to host Rubio fundraiser in D.C.

New York (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio will raise money later this month at the Washington home of Wayne Berman, a prominent Republican donor and senior executive at the Blackstone Group.

Guests attending the April 30 dinner will pay $10,000 to be a co-chairman; $5,400 to be a co-host; and $2,700 to be a regular attendee at the reception, according to an invitation obtained by CNN and confirmed by Berman.
The eight co-chairs listed on the invite include well-known figures in Washington circles, such as Rob Chamberlin of McBee Strategic; Joe Wall of Goldman Sachs; Jennifer Larkin Lukawski of the BGR Group; and Scott Weaver of Wiley Rein.
Rubio kicked off his campaign for president earlier this week, joining his Senate colleagues, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, in the Republican field.
    Assembling a prominent list of K Street supporters is a show of force for Rubio, who is competing for Washington support with the two other senators, as well as Jeb Bush, who has deep connections to the D.C. influence world.
    Berman is one of Rubio's top supporters and estimates he has hosted around a dozen or so events for the Florida senator in recent years. Reached on the phone Wednesday morning, Berman said the list of heavy-hitter co-chairs listed on the invitation for the April 30 dinner demonstrates the level of enthusiasm for the senator's White House bid.
    "Sen. Rubio has attracted a well-known group of highly effective Republican fundraisers to chair the event, and I'm honored to be hosting it at my house," Berman said. "There's a lot of excitement building around his campaign, particularly coming off a wildly successful launch in Miami."