McCain Campaign To Bush On Fundraisers: Don’t Bother
President Bush was to appear with John McCain at the Phoenix Convention Center and at the Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel next week, but both events have been moved to private residences. Here’s how the White House is explaining it:
“As you know, we have a practice of having fundraisers in public venues as open to press and fundraisers in private residences closed to press to preserve the hosts’ privacy. The [McCain campaign’s] practice has been to have all fundraisers be closed. And so a decision was made to move the location to comply with the practices.”
But the Phoenix Business Journal is reporting:
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“Sources familiar with the situation said the Bush-McCain event was not selling enough tickets to fill the Convention Center space, and that there were concerns about more anti-war protesters showing up outside the venue than attending the fundraiser inside.”
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