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The fatcat flea market

It will be one-stop shopping January 19 for folks looking to buy some influence with Republican legislators.

Five Republicans running for re-election are holding fundraisers at the same time at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh January 19th.

The invitation says that you can be a host for a $1,000 contribution. The minimum appears to be $250 to get in the door and the organizers want that to mean $250 per person per event. 

It is not a group fundraiser, it is five separate individual fundraisers. They just happen to be at the same place at the same time for your shopping convenience.

It must be part of a new trend. A group of Democrats held a similar influence-buying bazaar last year.

Wonder if everybody mingles together balancing their champagne and brie or if the candidates are set up at individual booths, like at the flea market?

2 Comments


  1. Steve Harrison

    January 4, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Heh. It actually sounds more like speed-dating, of the “Lowered Expectations” type.

  2. Chris Fitzsimon

    January 5, 2010 at 7:12 am

    You are right. That is even better. Speed dating and speed donating.

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