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Governor Branstad has lined up big-name donors for his re-election campaign.

Branstad is planning a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. next month.

According to the Des Moines Register, senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker plan to attend.

All four are considered likely 2016 presidential candidates.

The reception will cost attendees $500 and sponsors $1000.

There’s a separate dinner after on Capitol Hill at the home of Ron Kaufman, a lobbyist with Dutko Worldwide who doubles as an RNC committee member. Kaufman was a key player in both of Mitt Romney’s presidential bids. Attending the more intimate dinner will cost donors $5,000 to attend and $10,000 to chair.

Branstad raised around $600,000 towards his re-election efforts at the end of last year.

Branstad has yet to officially announce a run but if the 66-year old decides to it will be for a record sixth term.

Additional reporting by CNN