Could they have been at the same event? Here is coverage of the Sen. Thad Cochran fundraiser in D.C. on Tuesday from Politico's Anna Palmer and John Breshnahan:
A thousand miles from Mississippi, Republican lobbyists, long-time senators and fundraisers are raising a glass — and raising money — to save their man Thad Cochran from the tea party.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bragged at an event Tuesday night that it was the “biggest fundraiser ever in this building” — a feat considering the building is the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Breitbart's Matthew Boyle saw it a bit differently:
A dozen or so senior GOP senators gathered with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters to raise funds for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., on Tuesday evening.Notably, none of them seemed too proud of it, based on how quickly they scurried away from the building—some outright declining to offer even a simple word of praise for Cochran—when asked why they were there.
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Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama didn't seem to have any problem praising Mississippi's senior senator:
“I’ve raised money for him. I had a fundraiser for him in Huntsville, maxed out in the PAC and am maxing out again tonight,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). “Cochran’s a good friend and a good man and I want him to win.”
For the record, Cochran's forces told Politco the event raised $820,000. Let's see $820,000 divided by a dozen or so ...