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AM Alert: Can Newt Gingrich find California Valentine(s)?
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/14/12 | Torey Van Oot

Posted on 02/14/2012 9:48:49 AM PST by SmithL

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is spending Valentine's Day in the Central Valley.

Sure, the former House Speaker is looking to woo California Republicans, whose votes he's hoping will still make a difference by the time the state's June primary rolls around.

But the real object of desire for this trip is cash to fuel his campaign fund.

The GOP presidential candidate is holding an evening reception at the Fresno home of Wendy Turner, daughter of former Secretary of State Bill Jones, and her husband Ryan as part of a fundraising swing through California.

Gingrich is no cheap date. Spending the evening with the candidate will set couples back $1,000. Tickets to the VIP reception costs $2,500 a pair. Turner told the New York Times that "a little Champagne, a photo op" are included in the more expensive package.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: California; Campaign News
KEYWORDS: bemyvalentine; gingrich; goldenstate

1 posted on 02/14/2012 9:48:55 AM PST by SmithL
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