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.