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Fred Thompson visits the Bay Area this week

fred-thompson.jpgFred Thompson, some Republicans’ favorite Law & Order star will be raking in the bucks Wednesday at three Northern California fundraisers: an 8:30 a.m. at the Los Gatos home of Creative Brands Group Chairman and CEO Ken Raasch; an 11:30 a.m. lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street in San Francisco; and a 4 p.m. reception at the Carmichael home of Gene Raper, a political consultant to Indian tribes and Republican candidates including 2002 gubernatorial nominee Bill Simon.

All are $250 per ticket, $1,000 with a photo opportunity, $2,300 with a private greeting; yes, it’s Halloween, so maybe everyone will wear masks in addition to the “business attire” requested on the invitation. I’d like to think so, at least. I’d wear a Rudy Giuliani mask… ooooooh, scaaaaarrry… considering the latest poll numbers, which show Giuliani still leading the pack.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • I guess you hadn’t heard that the vast majority of L&O fans were Liberal to the core. I, myself have never watched an entire episode nor do I plan to.

    However, Fred’s part in the show appeared to be the only one believable. Perhaps, it’s because he’s the only one in the show who actually HAD done the job before.

    AND you’re right, with the latest Rasmussen poll Rudolph is probably changing into clean shorts right about now.

  • Janeane Bolton

    Considering the dismal loss of Bill Simon in 2002, and the more recent failure
    of Proposition 70, both of which used Gene Raper as a “political consultant”,
    why would Fred Thompson align himself with Raper in any capacity?

    Poll Watcher