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GOP Senators Hosting Schaffer Hill Fundraiser

Twenty-nine Republican Senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), will serve as hosts for a June 12 fundraiser for former Rep. Bob Schaffer, the likely GOP nominee for Senate in the Centennial State.

The luncheon — which will cost a minimum of $500 for individuals to attend and a minimum of $1,000 for political action committees — will be held at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill.

Schaffer, who lost a GOP Senate primary in 2004, is the lone Republican so far in the race to replace retiring Sen. Wayne Allard (R), and he is swiftly lining up most of the establishment support. He is expected to square off against Rep. Mark Udall (D) in November 2008.

Schaffer also got good news last week when he was endorsed by the Club for Growth, the politically potent anti-tax group whose support will help fill the Republican’s campaign coffers.

— Josh Kurtz

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