If you were an elected official without a chance of losing reelection, but you wanted to throw a party anyway and sell tickets at anywhere from $1,000 to, say, $10,000. Who would be crazy enough to host it for you?
The answer for Congressman and Philly Democratic Party boss Bob Brady: The most powerful people in town.
Even though potential Republican upstart Pia Varma just got kicked off the ballot after a challenge by a couple of Republicans (nobly represented by Democratic City Committee lawyer Steve Kaplan), Brady's April 9 fundraiser could be like stepping into one of those money-machines, though Brady won't have to grab the bills out of the air.
The invite to the event was sent out by Mayor Nutter's campaign committee and lists Gov. Rendell, Nutter, Comcast executive vice-president David L. Cohen, and all-powerful litigator/lobbyist Steve Cozen as hosts. You can't do much better than that.
Or maybe you can.
Vice-president Joe Biden will be there, too.
Check out the invite below:
Governor Edward G. Rendell
Mayor Michael A. Nutter
David L. Cohen
Stephen A. Cozen
Cordially invite you to a Reception honoring
Congressman Robert A. Brady
Chairman, House Administration Committee
In support of his re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives
With Special Guest
Vice President Joseph Biden
Friday, April 9, 2010
Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
1701 Locust Street
Please RSVP by March 29 (Required) to:
Scott Freda at Scott@NutterforMayor.com or 267-322-7200
Paid for by Brady for Congress.
Reception for Congressman Robert Brady on April 9, 2010
Kindly RSVP by March 29, 2010
____Yes! I would like to attend at the following level:
_____ Lunch and Private Reception at The Prime Rib as a Co-host: raise $10,000 per person
(Individuals may contributions up to $4,800: - $2400 for the Primary, $2400 for the General Election)
_____ Lunch Reception Warwick Hotel Ballroom $1,000 per person
For this event, contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16 are prohibited. Corporate contributions are prohibited.
______ No, I cannot attend. Enclosed is my check to help re-elect Bob Brady to Congress.
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Mail to Bob Brady for Congress
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2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, # 6B23
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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