Scott Brown holding fundraiser with financial industry lawyers

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We reported recently that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) held a cocktail party fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists not long after big banks declared war on the candidacy of Brown’s possible opponent, consumer advocacy Elizabeth Warren.

Public Campaign Action Fund has gotten hold of another fundraising invite for Brown (embedded at the bottom of this post). He'll be taking cash at a Boston law firm that counts banks and other Wall Street companies as clients.

  • Dr. Ralph de la Torre, the CEO of Steward Health Care System, a network of hospitals, is cosponsoring the event. Steward is owned by Cerberus Capital, a large hedge fund.
  • The other sponsor is the political action committee (PAC) for Edwards Wildman, a Boston-based law firm. Their lobbyist, Jason Zanetti, has lobbied in both Boston and Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Cerberus-owned hospital system. The fundraiser will be held at the firm’s office.
  • In addition, the firm is rated “first-tier” in rankings for banking and finance law and private equity law. Or, in other words, they have a lot of banking and Wall Street clients.

If you’d like to attend, it’s $500 for the reception and $2,500 for a special “Host Committee Reception.” The $2,500 amount also gets you a picture with the Senator and a season pass to “Brown Campaign quarterly Host receptions.”

The invite also helpfully points out, “The maximum, personal contribution that can be received in a single check to the “Brown Victory Committee” is $35,800.”

Brown Fundraising Invite