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[Madison, WI] — If there was any doubt left that Tammy Baldwin was a full-on member of the Washington swamp, this should settle it. Breaking news from CNN indicates that Baldwin sent out invites for a fundraiser that featured the lawyers of Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser – and then abruptly cancelled the event when the media caught her trying to cash in on the moment. As a reminder, Baldwin came out in opposition to Kavanaugh within 48 hours of his nomination.
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Dem Sen. Baldwin announces, then cancels fundraiser with Kavanaugh accuser’s lawyers
Fox News
Alex Pappas
September 20, 2018
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign on Thursday invited supporters to a fundraiser next month with the two attorneys representing Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, according to an invitation obtained by Fox News — only to abruptly cancel those plans after they became public.
The fundraiser, according to the invite, is scheduled for the night of Oct. 1 in Dupont Circle, an area of Washington D.C.
It asks for a $1,000 donation to “host” the event, $500 to “co-host,” $250 to attend as a “friend” or $100 to come as a “supporter.” The invitation said it was paid for by Tammy Baldwin for Senate.
“Your support for Tammy’s campaign has been wonderful and we really appreciate the help,” the invitation reads. “We are fast approaching the final weeks and we could use your help one more time.”
Katz and Banks did not return a request for comment.
Baldwin’s Republican opponent, Leah Vukmir, in a statement sent to Fox News before it was clear the attorneys were pulling out, called the fundraiser “despicable.”
“In the most despicable manner, Senator Baldwin, who opposed Judge Kavanaugh within 48 hours of his nomination and refused to meet with him, will be holding a political fundraiser with the lawyers of Dr. Ford who is now accusing him of sexual assault,” Vukmir said. “Baldwin and her Democrat colleagues will take advantage and fundraise off any situation — even the most egregious.”
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