Sen. James Inhofe isn’t shy about what he wants for his upcoming 76th birthday. Instead of asking for a bottle of wine or a nice tie, the Oklahoma Republican is hoping people make a donation to his political action committee, the Fund for a Conservative Future.
Inhofe is celebrating turning another year older Wednesday with a fundraiser disguised as a birthday party. Tickets to the Capitol Hill event cost a cool $1,000 for PACs and $250 for individuals. Talk about capitalizing on your special day.
Inhofe isn’t the only lawmaker to exploit a birthday; Sen. Susan Collins is following suit. The Maine Republican turns 58 in December and will be celebrating at a party benefitting Collins for Senate. The event even promises a guest appearance by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.