UPDATED: Texas vs. OU Political Fundraisers
Now that special session is over and candidates are filing for office - fundraising for the 2018 election is in full swing in Texas. The annual Texas vs. OU Football Game is a BIG fundraising weekend in Dallas. This year is no different.
Even if you care very little for the game (who is that really though?), it's a fun weekend to venture north and spend time with members and fellow government affairs folks. Plus - the state fair is a fun option for those without a ticket to the game or interest in the game. Last year I flew up, attended a handful of events on my own, and then my husband drove up and accompanied me to the game and the fair (he's the Longhorn) so you may be able to squeeze in some personal fun too!
On a side note - I know some folks that have used this bus service there and back and love it. I'm not sure that they'll allow you to bring a cooler on board though...
On my events page I typically only list fundraisers for female candidates. This is because I only have so much time in a day and this blog is all about the ladies! So if you look there, you'll only see the Texas vs. OU events for women. However here is a more comprehensive listing of events for the weekend and who you can contact if you'd like to attend.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rep. Roberto Alonzo fundraiser at JD's BBQ on 311 Jefferson in Dallas. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica at 214-207-6762.
Senator Jane Nelson's Annual 40th Birthday Party. Thursday, October 12th at 6 PM at Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine. Visit www.janenelson.org to buy tickets or learn more about sponsorship.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
Representative Cindy Burkett is campaigning for Texas Senate and is hosting a breakfast fundraiser at Mattito's Oak Lawn. RSVP to email@example.com. (Running against Senator Bob Hall)
MUFFINS & MIMOSAS! Please join us in honoring State Representative Helen Giddings Location: Mastermind Studios 3858 Oak Lawn Avenue #410 Dallas, Texas 75219 Time: 9:30am-11:30am to RSVP call 214-943-4120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception for Representative Eric Johnson at Mattito's 3102 Oak Lawn Ave Dallas TX
Event URL: https://ericjohnson.ngpvanhost.com/form/
Reception for Representative Angie Chen Button at 10005 Meadowbrook Dr., Dallas, TX 75229. RSVP please call 512-796-9252 or email email@example.com.
State Representative Toni Rose is holding a reception at Clutch in Dallas. For more Information call (214)280-1869.
Angela Paxton Meet and Greet (candidate for Texas Senate and wife of Texas AG Ken Paxton) on Friday, Oct. 13th at 1 PM at Ocean Prime in Dallas. RSVP to: RSVP@txconsulting.net or visit www.angelapaxton.com.
Senator Bob Hall is hosting a reception on October 13th at 2 PM at Scardello's in Dallas. To RSVP and ask questions contact Glonda Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.senatorbobhall.com. (Challenged by State Rep. Cindy Burkett)
Join us for a Reception for State Representative Ron Simmons District 65 Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Location: The Melrose Hotel: The Library 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas Texa.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for a mid-afternoon "pick me up" and visit and enjoy fair food, refreshments and valet parking at the Pavilion at Old Parkland. For more information contact Marco Nieto at (214)749-4792 or email email@example.com.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Senator Konni Burton is hosting a fundraiser at Mattito's Tex Mex in the Rosa Room. To RSVP or for more information please contact Tina Aviles @ (972)271-7788 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Please Join us for a reception honoring Senator Borris Miles District 13 at Mattito's Tex-Mex: The Fuente Room 3102 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas. Please RSVP @ 512-431-0843 or email@example.com
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Chairman John Zerwas is holding a reception at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas. Visit www.JohnZerwas.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Reception featuring Speaker Joe Strauss at the home of Debbie and Jim Frances, 3904 Miramar Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205. Valet parking, Drinks & hors d'oeuvres will be provided RSVP to Shelby Whitson @ 970-314-8999 or email@example.com.
16 House Republicans have been named on this invitation, however it is unclear if these members are receiving funds raised or are sponsors of the event too. The list includes: Rodney Anderson, Dennis Bonnen, Dr. Greg Bonnen, DeWayne Burns, John Cyrier, Craig Goldman, Justin Holland, Brooks Landgraf, Andrew Murr, Tan Parker, Dade Phelan, Leighton Schubert, Ron Simmons, Lynn Stucky, and John Wray.