Permanent (Fundraising) Campaign Continues


fundariser flyer

Today’s mail brought an envelope with a pair of fundraiser fliers, both of which were originally faxed out on November 9, 2006–a scant two days after the election (what, these slackers took Wednesday off?) to Washington lobbyists, association heads, and other special interest folks all over town. The one above, from Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., will be held at the offices of O’Connor and Hannan, a firm that represents the likes of Exxon Mobil, General Electric and Lockheed Martin, to name but a few. The flyer asks $500 for individual contributions, $1,000 from PACs to attend the event.

Burr next faces the voters of North Carolina in 2010.

Like Burr, Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., won’t have to run again for his seat until 2010. But he’s still holding a breakfast fundraiser at Old Ebbitt Grill (a favorite of both Ulysses S. Grant and Warren G. Harding, according the restaurant’s Web site), this time to raise money for the White Mountain PAC, Gregg’s leadership PAC. The price of admission: $500 for individuals, $1,000 for PACs.