Political Football

Ingenious Use of a Sports Stadium

What’s more Washington than the Redskins and fundraising.

From today’s Washington Post
Fight for Old D.C.!

Perhaps no one was happier about the Redskins’ impressive win over the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game than Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y). A loss might have cost him some campaign contributions.

Seems Meeks, via something called the Real Estate Roundtable PAC, is inviting you to join him at a game at FedEx Field on Sunday, Sept. 14, to watch the Skins play the New Orleans Saints. Only $1,000 a ticket. Even if the seats are great — and they should be, at that price — a poor Skins showing in its preseason opener might have dampened enthusiasm for the fundraiser.

The Roundtable of real estate developers and subdividers contributed $5K to the Congressmen for the 2008 election cycle, putting him safely among the top ten recipients in the House. One member of the PAC is Howard P. Milstein, the same man who tried to purchase the Redskins in 1999.

The Congressman has more connections to sporting locales and people. He supported the new stadium on Manhattan’s West Side:
http://www.allbusiness.com/operations/facilities-commercial-real-estate
/238370-1.html

Meeks also has raised funds for the Muhammad Ali Center
http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/lofiversion/index.php
/t42951.html

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