GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers and the House Republican Campaign Committee will be hunting for more than big dollar contributions today. Zellers and GOP House Majority Leader Matt Dean are headlining a Pheasant Hunt Fundraiser for the HRCC. The event, which is at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, is hosted by Pawn America CEO Brad Rixman. It will also feature Minnesota Bound host Ron Schara, who is also a member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
A fundraising invite obtained by MPR News says a $5,000 contribution will allow a donor to bring along three other hunters. They will also be joined by a legislator. A $2,500 contribution will allow a donor to bring along one other hunter. A lawmaker will also join them on the hunt. Individual hunters can give $1,000. Those preferring not to hunt can pay $250 to attend a cocktail reception.
Rixman has donated large sums to the HRCC in the past. He gave the HRCC $20,000 during the 2010 election cycle. Donors can give unlimited amounts to political party units and outside groups.
The hunt starts at 2:30.
Let's shoot pen-raised birds on private property and talk about diverting Legacy funding to the Vikings stadium in a way that will not alienate the outdoors crowd! Sponsored by Pawned America. wow.
Au contraire, John P:
Follow the money: http://bit.ly/n18hbz
don't invite Cheney
The Republican idea is to have the Vikings subsidy come from the percentage of Legacy Funds allocated to "arts and cultural heritage" under the guise that the Vikings are part of MN culture.
Hopefully MN outdoors enthusiasts are not stupid enough to see what a slippery slope that is, or we will lose the other allocations to outdoor heritage, parks and trails, and clean water as well. Let's see, mining is done outdoors ...