And this is a challenging year to be a Republican, at least if you’re expecting financial support from the state party (hint: there’s not going to be any). The districts – congressional, state senate/house and county – are bracing for a year of no money from the state.
So the Fourth CD GOP, at its convention on the 21st, did the sensible thing; jacked up the admission price for delegates, and started charging for guests. They also canvassed aggressively for additional donations.
One upside of this? Usually the party raise $5,000 or so at its convention (part of which – $2K or so, if I recall correctly – has to go to cover the cost of rending the hall).
This year? More like $11,000.
That’s good news! The district’s coffers can get replenished! The district’s candidates can look forward to some help!
What could possibly go wrong with that theory?
More later today (or, let’s be honest, maybe tomorrow…).