Entire GOP Delegation Hosts Corbett DC Fundraiser
When Governor Tom Corbett travels to D.C. for a fundraiser next week, his welcoming committee will include all fourteen Republican Congressmen from Pennsylvania.
It’s a strong show of party unity for Governor Corbett as he continues to launch his re-election campaign.
The Sunlight Foundation posted the invitation.
The reception is scheduled for the evening of Monday, November 18th, and tickets start at $1,000. Hosts contribute $2,500 and co-chairs must contribute or raise $5,000.
The event is hosted by the BGR Group, a D.C. lobbying firm co-founded by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, who will be in attendance. Barbour was the former Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Along with the BGR Group, a number of statewide and national Republican bigwigs will help welcome Corbett.
Hosts include: Bob Asher of Asher Chocolates and Pennsylvania’s committeeman on the RNC; Mark Holman, partner at the Ridge Policy Group; Mark Campbell, campaign strategist and former Pa. Deputy Commerce Secretary; Fred Malek, former president of Marriott Hotels and chair of the Republican Governors Association; and Tim Costa, former Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pa. Dep. of Welfare and current lobbyist at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney.
The Allentown Morning Call reported this week that Corbett hired the Ridge Policy Group, where Holman and Campbell are partners, to lobby on behalf of the state in DC.
The show of force comes after months of nervous chatter from the Republican delegation and their operatives that Corbett’s poor polling numbers could spawn a primary challenger in 2014.