$36,000 a plate. Where did it go?

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CitizenPained, political snipes like this one are not allowed in GQ. Stop now.
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OP, welcome to the SDMB! This is indeed the best place available to ask difficult and perplexing questions.

As others have pointed out, this is a common political fundraiser, and there will be hundreds of them in the coming months from our candidates. Running for election is incredibly expensive, and if it weren’t for fundraisers like these, only millionaires could run.

Thanks again for the question.