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Sen. Tom Coburn to headline Republican Chicago fund-raiser

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok.)travels to Chicago to headline a March 5 fund-raiser for the Republican National Committee at the Drake Hotel. The ticket prices range from $1,000 to $250. The host committee includes Pat Brady, the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and a member of the RNC national committee, and other Illinois GOP leaders. One of the RNC's fund-raising committees, the "Young Eagles" are also helping put the event together.

Chicago is fertile territory for GOP fundraising. Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) visited Chicago earlier this month for a funder for Illinois GOP Senate nominee Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) and to raise money for himself. McCain is in a contested GOP primary against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Az.) Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) hits Chicago in April for a funder at the Standard Club.

Glenn Thrush over at Politico has a list of other fund-raisers for GOP senators.

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Sad the RNC has to come to Chicago to find people gullible enough to give to that organization right now.

Smart Republicans know they would just be funding Michael Steele's lavish spending. See:

Better just to give directly to the good candidate of your choice. Or spend the $250 on a perk for yourself, or better yet for your spouse or kids. Let Steele and his pals pay for their own perks.

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