A couple of weeks ago, Republican congressional hopeful Joe Visconti informed supporters that he planned "a pivotal fundraiser event" for Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Bushnell's Belding Theater in Hartford called "Paint the Town Red."
He aimed to sell 900 tickets for $100 each for a night of politics, live music and special guests. With a little luck, perhaps Visconti himself will perform.
He better do a good job, too, because he touts the event as the sole fundraiser for his long-shot bid to unseat U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat.
What's interesting is that Visconti has lowered the bar this week, no longer saying that tickets are $100 apiece. Instead, he's urging people to come and "give whatever you can."
"Remember it is not important what you give, it is important that you are there! Don't forget to wear red (even just a touch) to show your Republican spirit!" one recent email says.
Want to go? Here is the link.
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