Smokin’ & Drinkin’ with Renee Ellmers






Got $500 to $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket?  You can stop in at an undisclosed location in Washington, DC to smoke cigars and drink whiskey with Renee Ellmers:

So much for political correctness and good health. Rep. Sandy Adams will be the “special guest” at a “Cigar and Whiskey Tasting” in downtown Washington, D.C., April 24.

The event, a fundraiser for fellow Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., “suggests” contributions in a range of $500 to $2,000.

Event organizer Franny Decker said the evening get-together was strictly “a fundraiser for Congresswoman Ellmers” and Adams spokeswoman Lisa Boothe confirmed that her boss had been asked by Ellmers “to stop in.”

“She is not receiving anything from this,” Boothe said of Adams. “Additionally, the congresswoman does not smoke or drink, so she will not be partaking.”

Both Adams, R-Orlando, and Ellmers are freshmen who were elected to Congress with strong tea party support. Ellmers narrowly won her 2010 race and, this year, Adams faces a tough GOP primary against veteran Rep. John Mica, also R-Orlando.

FYI — Franny Decker is not a member of Rep. Ellmers’ congressional staff.  She is a “professional fundraiser.”

Apparently, our congress-lady is also wading into the GOP primary in North Carolina’s  7th congressional district.  (Ellmers has got quite a few primary opponents herself.)