Lawmakers’ last-minute fundraisers

This is a sampling of fundraising events for legislators and state officials this week. The list was compiled from dozens of notices obtained by the AJC, some of which listed the “hosts” for the event and some of which didn’t. Most fundraisers have suggested minimum contributions of $250 or $500.


Rep.-elect John Deffenbaugh, R-Lookout Mountain

Commerce Club, Atlanta

Hosts: House Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones and House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal

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House Rules Chairman Tom Dickson

Commerce Club

Hosts: Ralston, Jones, O’Neal

Horacena Tate, Senate Democratic caucus chairwoman

Steel Restaurant, Atlanta

Hosts: Democratic Senate leaders

Stacey Abrams, House minority leader

The Glenwood, Atlanta

Republicans Jack Hill, Jack Murphy (Senate Appropriations chairman, Senate Banking chairman, respectively)

Commerce Club

Hosts: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Senate President Pro Tem-Elect David Shafer, Senate Majority Leader Ronnie Chance


Attorney General Sam Olens

Commerce Club

Hosts: Pete Robinson, Robb Willis, Dwight J. Davis, John Jett, William H. Jordan, Spence Pryor

David Shafer, president pro tem-elect of the Senate

Buckhead Club

Hosts: Gov. Nathan Deal, Cagle, Ralston

Four top Senate Republicans: Sens. Steve Gooch, Cecil Staton, Butch Miller and Judson Hill

Buckhead Club, Atlanta

Hosts: Deal, Cagle, Shafer

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Virgil Fludd

Commerce Club

Hosts: House Democratic leaders

Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort

Steel Restaurant, Atlanta


Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus

Buckhead Club

Four Republican senators or senator-elects: Frank Ginn, Tim Golden, Chuck Hufstetler, John Wilkinson

Commerce Club

Special guest: Cagle

Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Mullis

Architectural Accents, Atlanta

Hosts: Deal, Cagle, Ralston, House Rules Chairman John Meadows

Senate Democratic Caucus

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

House Democratic Caucus

Ri Ra Irish Pub, Atlanta

Rep. Calvin Smyre

Commerce Club

Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs

Livingston Restaurant, Atlanta

Rep. Margaret Kaiser, D-Atlanta

Tomatillos, Atlanta

Hosts: House Democratic leadership


House Economic Development Chairman Ron Stephens

Rep. Bob Bryant, D-Garden City

Rep.-elect Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon

Commerce Club

Rep. Stacey Evans, D-Smyrna

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Sen. Gail Davenport, D-Jonesboro

Steel Restaurant

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