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Harry Reid planning California fundraising tour

As our friends at the Sunlight Foundation have noted in their Party Time blog, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting ready to embark on a California fundraising blitz, which will take him down the Pacific Coast, from San Francisco to Bel Air, early next week.

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Facing a tough re-election fight, Reid has been drumming up cash from all across the country this year. 72 percent of the money he has raised has come from outside Nevada – by far his highest proportion of out-of-state fundraising since at least 1998, records show.

The Golden State has been particularly kind to the Democrat, contributing more than $923,000 this election cycle. That’s almost as much as Reid’s home state of Nevada, which has given $927,000, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

According to Party Time, next week’s receptions will be hosted by Norah and Bruce Broillet, Joseph M. Alioto, and George and Judy Marcus – all prominent Democratic donors.

The Broillets have given more than $288,000 to Democrats since 1989 and $10,000 during the last year alone, including $5,000 to Barbara Boxer’s PAC for a Change. Bruce Broillet was also a bundler for John Edwards.

Alioto, son of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, gave $28,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2008 and his family has donated to Reid in the past. Marcus founded Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc. and has a history of donating generously to Democrats.

Not to be outdone, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, is also slated for a California fundraising trip in March.

Boehner's trip will include a stop at La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert, which will be hosting a golf tournament for the Republican leader.


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Anonymous's picture
These trial lawyers brought you John Edwards and now they're propping up Harry Reid. No wonder there's no tort reform in either the House or Senate bills. Disgusting.
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That’s almost as much as Reid’s home state of Nevada. Automotive tools : Solar panels
Dave_Kinsley's picture
I guess the funding really helped him sway the voters.

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