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Bush/McCain Fundraiser Scaled Back Due To Lack Of Interest

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It’s not a good sign for your campaign when you’re worried that anti-war protestors will outnumber people who will attend a fundraiser…in your home state’s capital.

From the Phoenix Biz Journal:

A Tuesday fundraiser headlined by President Bush for U.S. Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign is being moved out of the Phoenix Convention Center.

Sources familiar with the situation said the Bush-McCain event was not selling enough tickets to fill the Convention Center space, and that there were concerns about more anti-war protesters showing up outside the venue than attending the fundraiser inside.

Another source said there were concerns about the media covering the event.

However, this was set to be one hell of a pricey affair…

Tickets to the event were to range from $1,000 to $25,000 for VIP treatment. Money was to go toward McCain’s presidential bid and a number of Republican Party organs.

So maybe it’s just the simple fact that people don’t have a lot of disposable income to throw at McCain’s campaign right now?