State Senator Chris Jacobs (R – Erie County) — who is preparing for what is widely expected to be a no-holds-barred Republican primary nominating contest in the 27th congressional district — is making no effort to hide the fact that he’s looking for money far outside the district to fund his campaign against Afghanistan War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Sen. Rob Ortt (R – Niagara County).
The happy hour event is being held at the National Republican Women’s Club at 3 W 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan — on the 9th Floor solarium.
“At one time, it was seen as distasteful to be openly fundraising outside of your district. It sends a horrible message to voters in the district, who see you selling yourself to special interests in New York City before they’ve even had a chance to vote for you,” explains one veteran politico from Clarence.
“When it comes to being heard in Albany, the voters back home don’t have a fighting chance,” he adds.
Tickets are only $40 a person, but it’s expected that most attendees will be contributing a great deal more than that — and the investment banking industry is expected to be well represented. Operatives expect Jacobs to rake in a solid six-figures at the event.
You can register for the event here.