Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DeSano Pizza: What Stacey Campfield Fundraiser?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Funny story.

The joint fundraiser at DeSano Pizza Bakery co-hosted by state Sen. Stacey Campfield and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey we told you about earlier this week?

DeSano Pizza Bakery doesn't know anything about it.

A manager at the midtown pizzeria, who says he personally deals with everyone who makes a reservation to use the restaurant, says no one from Campfield's office — or Ramsey's office, or anyone anywhere — has been in touch about the fundraiser.

"We're not hosting the event," he says, adding that the restaurant is completely "apolitical."

He also says he fielded several calls this morning about the event — which he hadn't heard anything about — and got online to find media reports about it.

Owner Scott DeSano gave this statement to Pith:

"We had no knowledge nor were we ever contacted about this event. We would never host any political event for either side, ever. All we want to do is try to make great pizza."

So to recap: An email sent Monday from Campfield's state account invited a lot of people to a fundraiser at DeSano Pizza Bakery. That email turns out to have been mistaken in two ways: 1. It was sent from Campfield's state account, which is not allowed. 2. The fundraiser is not taking place at DeSano.

It's unclear how this happened. Ramsey's office says it's Campfield's event and referred us to his office. We've left a message for Campfield, and we'll let you know if we hear anything.

In the meantime, pick up a pie at DeSano Pizza Bakery. (Editor's note: Those guys make insanely good pizza. It's a uniter, not a divider.)

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