McCain campaigns in California

Presumed GOP presidenial candidate John McCain, R-Ariz., will be campaigning and fund-raising in California this week.

McCain’s events web page lists eight fund-raisers in a state known as the ATM of presidential politics. He will also host a town hall meeting today in Chula Vista with military families. On Tuesday, he travels to Santa Ana for the Orange County Hispanic Small Business Roundtable.

His travels include one Bay Area stop: A fund-raiser in San Francisco at the Ritz Carlton on Stockton Street beginning at 6 p.m.

If you want to attend, get out your checkbook. It will cost you $2,300 per person, the maximum contribution allowed under federal campaign laws.

But it you pledge to raise $50,000, you and seven friends of your choice will attend the host committee reception and have four photo opportunities of two people per photo. Or if that sounds too dear, promise to raise $25,000 and you’ll get tickets for four to the reception and two photos. Click here for McCain’s reservation web site.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen