Photo op with Bachmann & Palin: $10,000; Minneapolis rally with them: free
March 16, 2010 — 7:44pm
At least 1,000 people quickly snatched up tickets for a free Minneapolis rally with Sarah Palin and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann Tuesday. The Republican Party will make more available. Tickets are available on the party's Web site at http://rally.mngop.com.
According to an invitation, tickets to the money event cost $500, with prices sky rocketing to $10,000 for a "private reception with photo opportunity." The couples who shell out $10,000 also get to fill a table for ten at a dinner.
Here's a copy of the fundraiser invite and here's suggested donation list. Bachmann's re-election campaign will get the first $4,800 of any money donated from an individual. Cash gifts beyond that campaign finance limit will go to the Minnesota Republican party.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."