Over at Post Politics, J.R. Lind lays out what giving Ron Ramsey's PAC thousands of dollars will get you:
The Senators giving level ($2,000 annually) gets you a lunch event with "top legislative leaders and committee chairmen."
The Speakers level ($10,000) gets you the same, except it's dinner, plus regional meetings.
The Lieutenants level ($20,000) will get you a private dinner in the city of your choice (go big: Honolulu), the dinner with the leaders, the regional meetings, plus a commemorative gavel and a photo op!
Wow. I wonder if there's some level at which a girl can get a pony? But here's what I love about this. By making it public, it sounds like there must be people giving RAAMPAC that much money. After all, he's set up all these great dinners and it's not like he's going to go eat by himself, right?
So I got curious about who might be contributing that much to the PAC. According to the Center for Responsive Politics website OpenSecrets.org, as of the end of August, no one.
OK, but maybe those numbers aren't accurate. The latest numbers the state's online campaign finance site has are for 2010. I didn't see anyone at the Lieutenants level, but at the Speakers level? Jim Haslam II.
I'm sure that won't be awkward at all.