While some Members of Congress place friendly bets on Sunday’s upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, others are using the big game to raise campaign cash.
At least two Members are hosting Super Bowl-themed fundraisers this week, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time blog. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) is planning a Super Bowl XLV Luncheon on Saturday at the swanky downtown restaurant the Palm, while the campaign of Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) is hosting the Second Annual Superbowl Bash in Columbus, Ga.
Suggested donations for Bishop’s fundraiser start at $500, while Conyers’ starts at $1,000. Conyers is also offering a complementary Super Bowl ticket for individual event sponsors who give $4,800, according to a flyer advertising the event.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.