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.

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