In July, tea partyer Jamie Radtke, a Senate candidate in Virginia, held a fishing tournament to raise money for her campaign. Supporters paid $60 for entry, and the catcher of the biggest live fish won $250.
Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) announced last week that he would hold a fundraiser Sept. 9 wherein for a measly $5,000, supporters can join him to kill alligators. Yay!
"$5,000 to kill a reptile?" Ackerman writes in his fundraising email. "Heck, for a mere 10 percent of that, you can send me $500 and you don't have to kill an alligator."
Don't have $500 or an alligator to kill? Never fear! Ackerman promises that if you send him $50, you still don't have to kill an animal, plus you will get several animal-shaped rubber bands as a prize! Bargain.
Only have 10 bucks? No worries! You still don't have to kill a thing. (Can this deal get any better? Probably not.)
Ackerman doesn't specify what must be killed by those who donate less than $10.
In other news, it is unclear what effect, if any, the alligator hunt will have on America's alligator moat.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.