2015 Fundraisers a Great Success

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The Beaufort County Republican Party held two very successful cocktail party fundraising events for 2015. The first was on October 8th in Beaufort at the Holiday Inn on Boudary Street and the second the following evening, October 9th, on Hilton Head Island at the Poseiden Restaurant in Shelter cove. Each was well attended and there were calls for more such events. We are pleased to report that our fundraising goal was exceeded.

The theme for both events was the “campaign Casino” based upon Fox News’ Bret Baier’s Friday night panel. Each person attending was given 100 votes to cast among the candidates for whomever they thought would be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

Ten candidate campaigns (Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump) sent representative teams and sponsored tables with campaign promotional materials. Each had a representative speak to the gatherings on the merits of their candidate, their positions on foreign policy, taxes, the deficit, immigration, and other issues.

Everyone was given ONE ballot card with the Republican Candidate Casino instructions on one side and the ballot with each candidate listed on the other. Each card was numbered to help insure that only one card went to each person attending. The cards were collected and recorded to determine the results. Points were tabulated and the results announced at the end of each evening.

Party Chair Jim Riordan summed up the evening. He stated: “I am extremely pleased with the result of these two fundraisers. I sincerely thank the campaign representatives for spending two evenings with us. They did an outstanding job of representing their candidates and the over 200 plus Republicans, who were present, gained a better understanding of the various candidates’ positions. Everyone enjoyed the social interaction and especially the casino results. And the Beaufort County Republican Party exceeded its fundraising goal. All in all, a very good result.”

Click Here for the casino results of the candidate preference tally.

Clich Here for event photos.

Paid for and authorized by the Beaufort County Republican Party.

Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate's Committee.