The spat with president Barack Obama over the national deficit kept House Speaker John Boehner tied down in Washington the last time he tried to come to San Diego to raise campaign cash for fellow GOP congressman Brian Bilbray (pictured).
The cancelled event was supposed to be held July 23 at the Del Mar Country Club, hosted by Texas energy magnate T. Boone Pickens and wife Madeleine.
Now another fundraiser, called the “Congressional Circle Roundtable Reception” and “General Reception” with Boehner, according to the invite posted today on the Sunlight Foundation’s http://politicalpartytime.org/">PartyTime website, is set this Saturday in Coronado and hosted by “Scott & Susan McMillin and Mark & C’Ann McMillin,” of the locally famous real estate development brood.
The host committee includes http://www.sandiegoreader.com/documents/2011/oct/12/bilbray-fundraiser/">General Atomics owner and Predator builder Linden Blue, weight-loss maven Jenny Craig, lobbyist Ben Haddad, developer Tom Sudberry, and various other local GOP donors.
Contribution levels range from $500 to $2,500 per person. The highest amount allows the well-heeled donor to attend the “Congressional Circle” event at 6:30 in the evening. All others are to show up at 7.
Valet parking is available, business attire only.
GOP fundraiser Karolyn Dorsee is in charge.