Select few invited to Fundraising Vacation with top Republicans
The party is hosting an exclusive fundraiser vacation near Branson this weekend. The event will hook the donors up with Governor Blunt, Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons and House Speaker Rod Jetton. Party spokesman John Hancock says the eight to ten families are donating around $ 25,000each to attend. The event is being held at the Big Cedar Lodge, owned by Bass Pro Shops. It's the first time the state Republican Party has held such an exclusive event. Hancock rejected any notion that the party is selling access to its top politicians. He says the attendees are leading citizens who would have access to the politicians regardless.