Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been a popular event since Cantor entered the U.S. House, regularly pulling more than 1,000 attendees. Each year he hosts a special guest speaker such as Governor Bob McDonnell who spoke in 2011 to a packed room of 1,500.
This year U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be Cantor's guest for the March 2 fundraiser at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The event is a Who's Who in Republican and business circles, regularly pulling in state representatives who are in Richmond for the General Assembly session as well as other elected officials and candidates.
Rubio is Florida's junior senator and was born to Cuban immigrant parents. An attorney, he has served in political office since the 1990s. When he ran for the U.S. Senate, he received the backing of the tea party and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate for the 2012 election.
Tickets for the event begin at $100.
Cross-posted at Bearing Drift
Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell