Washington Babylon — January 23, 2009, 5:32 pm

Non-Senator Coleman Still Hustling For Political Dollars

Norm Coleman of Minnesota is no longer a senator (at least for the time being) and he’s taken a job as a consultant with the Republican Jewish Coalition. But he’s still busy as ever raising political money.

From an invitation that went out this afternoon:

Please Join

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senator Jon Kyl

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator John Ensign

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senator John Thune

U.S. Senator Richard Burr

For a Reception Supporting

U.S. SENATOR NORM COLEMAN

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

5:30 to 6:30 PM

National Republican Senatorial Committee

425 2nd Street NE

Host: $5,000 per PAC/ $2,300 per person

Attend: $1,000 per PAC / $500 per person

Please RSVP to Margo Tennison: 202-737-9091 or rsvp@bellwethergroup.net

Checks payable to Coleman Minnesota Recount Committee

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