Turning World Cup Fever Into Campaign Cash

AP166080971907
Getty Images

Two California lawmakers are cashing in on World Cup fever.

Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) have scheduled early morning fundraisers Wednesday -- during the U.S.-Algeria World Cup game.

Monning invited supporters to DeVere's Irish Pub for the 7:30 a.m. game, according to the Sacramento Bee's CapitalAlert:

Contribution levels coincide with key positions in the clubs, including $500 "striker' and $3,900 "coach," according to an invitation.

Wolk will be at Gallagher's Irish Pub. Soccer fans have to fork over donations ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to join this viewing party.

The U.S. must beat Algeria to advance to the elimination round. If the Americans disappoint, no word if Monning or Wolk will give refunds.

Contact Us