Christie Enlists Help From Pennsylvania GOPers
PoliticsPA has learned some influential Pennsylvania Republicans and donors are teaming up to host a reception for the Leadership Matters for America PAC, of which Christie is honorary chairman.
The reception, which will take place at the Union League in Philadelphia on March 25, features four powerhouse PA Republican hosts: Congressman Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania’s 7th District, Montgomery County’s Robert Asher, who serves as the state’s committeeman on the Republican National Committee, as well as Pennsylvania businessmen Frank Giordano and John Silvi.
Silvi, co-owner of New Jersey- and Pennsylvania-based Silvi Concrete, has been a frequent donor to the Republican Party, as well as individual congressional campaigns (including Meehan). Giordano serves as the president and CEO of Philly POPS, the largest stand-alone POPS orchestra in the country.
This reception comes at a time when Christie’s PAC is attracting significant donors and staffing up for 2016. Its recent hires include several staffers from former President George W. Bush’s Administration and campaign team.
According to Bloomberg News, Leadership Matters has attracted 41 donors, but fellow Republican contender, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, maintains a fundraising lead.
Christie is certainly hoping to lure in some more donors at his Philly reception, at which he will be the special guest. The invitation offers a minimum donation of $1,000 per person and a maximum of $5,000 per person.