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?


  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.