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McCain, Murkowski and other senators raising money for LeMieux

lemieuxfundraiser.jpgGeorge LeMieux's D.C. connections are paying off.

Twelve Republican senators will hold a fundraiser for the former interim senator on June 23 in Washington, according to an invite sent to the Buzz.

The senators are Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Saxby Chambliss, Susan Collins, Mike Crapo, Chuck Grassley, Johnny Isakson, Mike Johanns, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Jim Risch and Pat Roberts.

It's a big sign that at least some in the D.C. Republican establishment prefer LeMieux, who yesterday did not respond to a question about the fundrasing effort, and an indication he's looking for a big quarter. Some of the senators backing LeMieux also helped raise money for Charlie Crist.

The fundraiser calls for hosts to contribute or raise $2,500; individuals representing PACs must give $1,000, and individuals $250.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:28pm]


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