McCain to attend fundraiser for Norton in the Redlands

Soon after he appears Sunday at Mesa State College on behalf of Grand Junction native Jane Norton’s U.S. Senate bid, John McCain will shake loose some money for Norton’s campaign at a $300-per-couple private appearance.

Norton, who is battling with Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck for the Republican nomination to the Senate, sent out invitations for a private meet-and-greet with McCain at a Redlands home.

The Arizona senator and Norton will head up a rally at 2:30 p.m. in front of Mesa State College at 12th Street and North Avenue.

Couples who want to contribute more than the basic amount can pony up $1,000 to be recognized as co-hosts of the event and meet and be photographed with McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate.

The maximum contribution per couple, however, is $4,800 per person, the invitation notes.

The female members of the sponsoring couples are listed first on the invitations, so it’s Pat and Tillie Bishop, the latter being the former state senator and current University of Colorado regent, and Lois Dunn and Sam Susuras, she the former Mesa County Republican party chairwoman and he the sitting Grand Junction City Council member.

Response so far, Norton spokeswoman Cinamon Watson said, has been “great.”


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