Suite Deal: Guthrie among congressmen using concerts as fundraisers

04/02/2013 11:10 AM

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, is among a group of GOP congressmen renting suites at big-name concerts in Washington D.C. to serve as fundraising venues.

On April 9, Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to perform at the Verizon Center in downtown D.C. While the band performs, Guthrie plans to raise campaign cash in a private suite in the arena where Political Action Committee donors will pay $1,000 to watch the band perform.

“It’s a good way to broaden your fundraising approach,” said Scott Jennings, a consultant for Guthrie.

And Guthrie has not gone his own way in the trend to book fundraisers at suites in the arena. Political Party Time reports other GOP lawmakers are also slated to hold fundraisers at the concert as well.

The website also lists a May 12 fundraiser during a Taylor Swift concert , but Guthrie is not expected to be in town for that event.

No word if any congressmen are planning on holding fundraisers during an Aug. 3, Justin Bieber performance.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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