an article detailing how our politicians are raising money, Politico reporter Isaac Arnsdorf notes that Seventh District Congressman Billy Long, who seems to spend as much time in Las Vegas as he does in Springfield or Washington, D. C., raised money for his re-election by using one of his favorite hobbies:
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) packed a theater at $500 per head for a special Gallery Place screening of the new “Star Wars” sequel. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) asked for up to $5,000 to be a host at a cigar-themed fundraiser at the office of the Keelen Group, a lobbying firm. Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) had a $1,000-per-person poker night, and three Michigan Republicans — Bill Huizenga, Fred Upton and Tim Walberg — and Democrat Dan Kildee gathered donors paying various amounts to watch the Detroit Red Wings lose to the Capitals at the Verizon Center.
The article did not mention where Long's fundraiser took place.