Saturday, February 25, 2006
Get Your NCAA Basketball Tournament Tickets
Political fundraising just gets more and more creative. Bob Novak reports that Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY) is soliciting campaign contributions by scalping tickets to the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen Men's Basketball tournament in Washington next month for more than 30 times their face value.
According to Novak, Reynolds is soliciting $2,000 a person to provide tickets for the March 24 tournament session that are sold by the NCAA for $65 apiece. "Tickets are very limited," says the letter of invitation, "so please RSVP as soon as possible."
If Reynolds can get $2,000 a ticket for Sweet 16 tickets, an Indiana politician ought to be able to get $10,000 a ticket for NCAA final four tickets in Indianapolis.