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Mark Warner targets pheasants, campaign checks

Pheasants, beware gun-toting senators. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Warner is the beneficiary of the euphemistically titled “Pheasant Event 2012,” slated to be held at Bristol Mines Farm in King George, Va.

Hunting excursions are a welcome break from the usual Beltway cocktails-and-canapes fundraising routine, what with all the fresh air, lovely scenery and wily wildlife. Just don’t tell Dick Cheney.

But the chance to bag some birds while rubbing elbows with the senator isn’t cheap: The price of admission is $2,000 for a “friend” and $5,000 to get the title of “co-host.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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