From THE HUFFINGTON POST:
Just how much are Republican donors willing to pay for a private photo opportunity with conservative firebrands Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)?
The folks at Minnesota-Bachmann Victory Committee are putting the price tag at a whopping $10,000 per couple, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Huffington Post.
According to the invitation, attendees at the April 7 event in Minneapolis are asked to spend $500 per person for attendance at the General Reception and Dinner; $5,000 for a table of ten; and $10,000 per couple for a “Private Reception with Photo Opportunity. (Included in the latter is a table for ten as well).
The money donated will, per campaign finance rules, have to be spread among various committees. The first $2,400 would go to Bachmann’s primary election fund. The next $2,400 would go to her general election refund. And up to $10,000 can go to the Republican Party of Minnesota.
That’s not small change, especially for two pols who say they speak on behalf of real, working class America.
(You can see a copy of the RSVP form at the HuffPo link above)
Well, the Raisinettes were always smart enough to realize that Princess Sarah and Batshit Bachmann were nothing but posers.
From THE HUFFINGTON POST (March 11, 2010):
The event, to be held at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel, will feature a dinner, reception and “photo opportunity,” according to a statement from the campaign.
According to the Bachmann campaign, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman and several members of Congress are part of the host committee for the fundraiser.
Wow! Timmeh and Loser Coleman! Is the room big enough for that much charisma?
[F]or at least one Democratic rival, Bachmann’s fundraising was an opportunity to raise cash. In a letter sent Tuesday, Tarryl Clark’s campaign manager Zach Rodvold asked supporters for a $10 donation to counter the event.
“The Bachmann campaign hasn’t advertised these sky-high ticket prices yet, and it’s not hard to tell why,” Rodvold wrote. “Michele Bachmann doesn’t want people to know that while families and small businesses are struggling in Minnesota, she’s getting ten grand per snapshot with right- wing celebrity Sarah Palin.”