Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez is traveling to Mexico for a stunning reason.
For a political fundraiser. He will be holding three fundraisers in Mexico for the expat community.
Fair enough, there are large expat communities living abroad but the price of the tickets is raising some red flags.
Tickets can cost – they have a sliding scale – up to 15 thousand for one ticket.
I am sure they will follow all laws to make sure no foreign contributions are made…
From Breitbart: According to Bloomberg, Perez will head up the events in Mexico City on September 28th. The report says high-end access can cost as much as $15,000:
The events range from happy hour drinks with a $25 minimum student entry to a dinner where tickets range from $1,000 to $15,000.
The registration form on the DNC website require that attendees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enter passport or green card numbers. It is illegal for foreigners to contribute to American political campaigns.
DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa confirmed that Perez will be holding the events.
With approximately 1.5 million American citizens residing in Mexico, per State Department figures, the trio of events could prove lucrative at a time when the DNC is being significantly outraised by the Republican National Committee (RNC).
For the month of June, Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show the RNC raised $20.8 million, spent $14.3 million and had $43.5 million in cash on hand, while its Democrat counterpart only took in $8.5 million, spent $7.5 million and had $9.3 million in cash in the bank. However, the DNC also had $5.7 million in debt.