Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ENCORE(?!?): Take Flake Out To the Ball Game (New Lyrics); Help Fund His 2018 Campaign (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

If the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing the Washington Nationals in D.C., it must be time for a Sen. Jeff Flake's 2018 re-election campaign to have a fundraiser.

With a ballcap tip to the Sunlight Foundation's Political Party Time, here is the information on tomorrow's fundraiser.  (Maybe it'll be the one game in the 4-game series the D'backs will win):

Last year's effort may have raised a few PAC contributions that are dated shortly before/after the ballgame/fundraiser - although that is questionable.  The only obvious expense related to it was $520 for the sweet suite tickets.  (Although the fundraising consultants did receive $334 two weeks after the event.)

Arizona's Politics did get one (semi-serious) compliment last year on its attempt to channel our inner Weird Al Yankovic - so against my better judgment - here is a re-post of part of last year's article:
Take Flake out to the ball game,Take along a lobbyist or two,
Give him more'n peanuts and Cracker Jack,
You don't care that its for 20-18.
Let's root, root, root for immigration reform,
If it stalls in the House it's a shame.
For it's ONE, TWO thousand, not more,
At the old fund raiser!

Well, the House campaigns are already revving up, and there is even jockeying for the 2016 Presidential race. But, here's a fun D.C. fundraiser for Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's re-election campaign. He will presumably be running for a second Senate term in 2018.

But, hey, everyone understands that we live in an age of perpetual campaigns. Flake's Re-Election Committee is already spending more than $22,000 per month (based on their recent quarterly filing).
If you attend this fundraiser on the 26th, please drop Arizona's Politics a line and let us know whether all of the attendees root for the Diamondbacks while the Senator is there, and then put on their Nationals' caps after he leaves!
We welcome your comments about this post. Or, if you have something unrelated on your mind, please e-mail to info-at-arizonaspolitics-dot-com or call 602-799-7025. Thanks.

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