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Think Progress: How the 1 Percent Fundraises: Scotch, Cigars, Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dresses


-By Josh Israel

February 7, 2012- There has long been a perception that Washington, DC is dominated by lobbyists for special interests making big-dollar donations to rub elbows and sip expensive drinks with politicians in smoke-filled rooms. The conservative One Nation political action committee is doing its best to keep that image alive and well.

This Thursday, the PAC will host its second annual Scotch & Cigars fundraiser, according to an invitation posted by the Sunlight Foundation. A $1,000 PAC or individual contribution buys a spot on the event’s host committee. Just a $50 check “entitles you to a cigar and open selection of whiskey and wine, as well as good company with fellow conservative guests” in executive suite #3320 of Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park. To encourage healthy behavior by young people, the event has a $20 discounted rate for anyone under age 30.

Attendees will have to dress the part; the required dress code for the event is “lounge suit for men, cocktail dress for women.”

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