Congressional fundraisers don’t stop election day

June 19, 2012

The Pebble Beach Golf Links (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

But savvier folks know that life — and political fundraising — won’t end Nov.6. On the contrary, lawmakers can never stop thinking about hitting up contributors for cash. Even if they’ve got a safe seat.

For example, Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) is thinking about 2014. And he’s got a great fundraiser, the “11th Annual Pebble Beach Golf Weekend,” planned for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the fabled California course.

Our invitation last week says former House member (now lobbyist at NixonPeabody) Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) and his longtime House aide and chief of staff Sally Vastola (who’s also at the firm) are hosting a fundraiser for Tiberi. Only $5,000 for a PAC and $2,500 for an individual. (And the money raised can be used for this campaign cycle.)

“Each package includes one round of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links” and “optional golf” — which apparently will cost you optional money — at two nearby courses.

But hurry. “As usual, space is very limited,” the invite sent out by Bill Oorbeek, says, so, “Let me know TODAY if you can join us in Monterey.”

And keep those wallets open.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.
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