Eighteen candidates running for Arizona offices in the 2010 primary will welcome a slew of conservative policy wonks, college kids, and other free-booze hounds at tonight's "Politics on the Rocks" event at the intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Spa.
Charles A. Jensen, founder of "Politics on the Rocks" (who was in some hot water after allegations of involvement with Desert Divas last year), tweeted Monday that there were are more than 700 RSVPs to tonight's event -- let's just assume that includes all 373 members of the ASU College Republicans.
Names of the attending candidates, more event details and a quick survival guide after the jump ...
Up for Grabs:
Hoards of buttons, campaign signs (hopefully sans candidate faces), 200 free copies of Grover Norquist's (president of Americans for Tax Reform and father of the
no-tax pledge) aptly-titled book "Leave Us Alone," and a fine helping of snacks, drinks and gossip.
In Attendance (Or So They Say):
United States Congressional District 3 Candidates:
Paulina Morris http://www.paulinaforcongress.com/
Ben Quayle http://www.quayleforcongress.com/
Vernon Parker http://www.parker2010.com/
Jim Waring http://www.jimwaring.com/
LeAnn Hull http://www.leannhullforcongress.com/
Bob Branch http://www.branch2010.com/
Sam Crump http://www.samcrump.com/
Pamela Gorman http://www.gorman2010.com/
Steve Moak http://www.moakforcongress.com/
United States Congressional District 5 Candidates:
David Schweikert http://www.David10.com/
Jim Ward http://www.votejimward.com/
Dr. Chris Salvino http://www.drchrisforcongress.com/
Susan Bittersmith http://www.bittersmith.com/
State Treasurer Candidates:
Doug Ducey http://www.votedougducey.com/
Barbara Leff http://www.barbaraleff.com/
Attorney General Candidates
Andy Thomas http://www.thomasforarizona.com/
Tom Horne http://www.electtomhorne.com/
Maricopa County Attorney Candidate
Bill Montgomery http://www.montgomery2010.com/
Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
Tonight from 6 to 8, so dust off those loafers.
(There should be parking near every exit door for a quick getaway, if needed.)