Today, Friday, June 13, the two nominees for U.S. Congress in Virginia’s 11th District will be holding dueling fundraisers. However, only one of them will be holding the event in Virginia, let alone the district.
Incumbent Democrat Congressman Gerry Connolly will spend 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Four Yawkey Way in Boston, Massachusetts raising money at Fenway Park during the Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians game. His schedule is as follows: 4:00 pm – Tour of Fenway Park Stadium (Optional); 5:30 pm – Dinner at EMC Club; 7:10 pm – Game Begins. Connolly’s event is hosted by EMC PAC, the political action committee for the EMC Corporation based in Hopkinton, MA
Meanwhile, Suzanne Scholte will be at a home on Ridgeway Terrace in Falls Church, Virginia raising money at a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. with special guests Congressmen Frank Wolf, Rob Wittman, Robert Hurt; former Congressman Tom Davis; and conservative pundit Bill Kristol.
It is very telling that Connolly is scurrying back to his homestate of Massachusetts to raise money at a high dollar event now that Scholte is the GOP nominee. While Scholte is raising high dollars at her event as well, she’s also opened it up to people in the neighborhood ($40 per person / $50 per couple.)
This is certainly an unlucky Friday the 13th for Gerry Connolly with this revelation…