The Timing of the DISCLOSE Act Vote
Perhaps not as ironic as Politico’s Ben Smith makes it out to be, but Senate Democrats will vote Thursday on the DISCLOSE Act because a number of them will be busy at a big fundraiser in New York today:
Why not tomorrow, you might ask? Because there are no votes in the Senate scheduled for tomorrow. And that may be, in part, because there’s something else going on tomorrow: A big New York fundraiser for the Senate Democrats.
“I would be honored if you would join me for a very special reception with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in New York. We have a limited numbers of tickets available to our general reception. If you would like to join us, please contact …[redacted]@dscc.org.”
Tickets range from $15,200 to $2,500 and the money raised goes to the House Senate Victory Fund, which divides its proceeds between the DSCC and the DCCC.