Paul Ryan schedules Knoxville fundraiser with TN Republican congressmen

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to visit Knoxville Thursday evening for a private fundraiser hosted by Republican members of the Tennessee congressional delegation, according to a widely-distributed invitation.

The invitation says basic cost of admittance is $2,500 per couple — $10,000 to come early and have a photo made with Ryan and/or the congressmen. Checks go to Team Ryan, a political action committee set up by the House speaker that, in turn, is affiliated with the National Congressional Campaign Committee, fundraising arm of the U.S. House Republican Caucus.

Presumably, Tennessee congressional delegation members will get a piece of the proceeds..

The invite says you have to RSVP to get the location, but Brian Hornback reports the reception is at Knoxville’s Cherokee Country Club with another gathering apparently planned afterwards at the home of James A. “Big Jim” Haslam II, Gov. Bill Haslam’s father and founder of Pilot Corp., to benefit the governor’s political action committee. Admission to the Haslam PAC fundraiser is $25,000 per couple.

4 Responses to Paul Ryan schedules Knoxville fundraiser with TN Republican congressmen

  • Dave Sprague says:

    Seems to me that filthy rich people could get on a bus with Paul Ryan and then visit seven or eight non-profit 501 C3 charities in the Knoxville Area, drop a few thousand dollars at each place, take lots of pictures, and we would all be so much the better for it.

  • Monte Seymour says:

    I wonder if someone from the recently rewarded state wide outsourcing contract will be there? I am guessing yes.

  • SDLinTN says:

    Governor Haslam can’t run again, can he? Why the PAC?

  • Paul Burke says:

    I used to be a Republican but our party has been hijacked by a group that’s turning America into 3rd world county

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