HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Political Football

Posted December 4, 2009 at 10:45am

It’s championship weekend in college football, and at least two Members of Congress are using Saturday’s big games as a way to raise money for their campaigns.[IMGCAP(1)]The highly anticipated Southeastern Conference championship matchup between No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Alabama is scheduled to serve as the setting for a fundraiser for Rep. Parker Griffith (D-Ala.). Tickets for the campaign event at the Georgia Dome start at $2,400 for individuals and $2,500 for political action committees, according to the invitation.Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.), meanwhile, is expected to raise campaign money at the Big 12 championship game between No. 3 Texas and No. 22 Nebraska at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets start at $2,400 for individuals and $2,500 for PACs.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.