Now that former congressman Jack Kingston is at the helm, the Georgia Republican Party Foundation is wasting no time setting up a number of events designed to generate enthusiasm and attract sponsorship dollars.
The foundation will sponsor a Legislative Cocktail Series which will provide an opportunity to support the party while interacting with someone in the GOP congressional delegation. First up is a reception with Rep. Lynn Westmoreland next Tuesday at the Peachtree Club in Atlanta. With Westmoreland’s position on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Benghazi and the Iran nuclear deal may very well be discussed. The foundation expects to have a number of these receptions leading to 2016, with possible guests including House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Tom Price and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member Rep Rob Woodall.
The Foundation also announced a Fall Banquet that will feature pollster Frank Luntz. On Tuesday, Luntz told the Georgia Chamber of Commerce that he doesn’t know who will will the presidency in November 2016, and that Donald Trump is likely to stay in the mix. The banquet will be at the Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead on October 5th.
The Foundation is seeking high-dollar sponsors to the events, with levels ranging from $5000, which gets you a table at the banquet and invitations to two of the cocktails; to $20,000, which includes a much broader set of perks, including invites to a reception with constitutional officers at the banquet. Presumably, information on purchasing tickets to the banquet will be available soon.