Ron and Rand Paul to hold Virginia fundraiser for Bills
Posted at 3:01 PM on July 18, 2012 by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Campaign 2012, Campaign 2012: U.S. Senate
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills. The event will be held at David and Jo Thoburn's home in Vienna, VA on July 24. Donors are being asked to give $350.
Jeff Lorsung, Finance Director for Kurt Bills' U.S. Senate campaign, said he hopes the fundraiser will fetch between $25,000 and $30,000 for the campaign. Bills has received the backing of Ron and Rand Paul, support that helped him win the GOP endorsement in June.
"With both having Ron and Rand endorsements, and with Kurt running on a platform to revitalize America, there are quite a lot of folks who support the idea of sending a citizen legislator to Washington," Lorsung said.
Bills is working to boost his fundraising account as he tries to unseat DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The latest fundraising report showed Klobuchar with a significant fundraising advantage over Bills. She has $5.5 million in the bank. Bills had $64,681 in the bank.