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Nation: Quinn Helps Fundraise For Democratic Leaders

Well-known Democratic lobbyist Jack Quinn is helping organize two fundraising events this month to boost top party leaders on both sides of the Capitol.The first event is a March 25 reception honoring Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the former chairman of Senate Democrats’ campaign arm and now the Rules Committee chairman. Quinn is hosting the evening event at his home in upper Northwest Washington, and price for admission ranges from $1,000 to attend to $2,500 for co-hosts and $5,000 for hosts. On March 31, Quinn is helping throw a breakfast for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the Hyatt Regency. Co-chairmen for that event are asked to contribute $5,000 for political action committees or $2,400 for individuals. “We are working hard to help two terrific Democratic leaders with their re-election campaigns and hope that you will seriously consider supporting these important events,— Quinn, the co-founder and chairman of the lobbying firm Quinn Gillespie & Associates, wrote in an e-mail. Of course, it’s unlikely that either Schumer or Pelosi will actually need the money for their re-elections in 2010. But they funnel millions through their campaign committees to help Democratic House and Senate candidates around the country.

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