Politics on the Rocks: Candidates Welcome Young Voters to Cocktail Nation

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
Ben Quayle
Vernon Parker
Jim Waring
LeAnn Hull
Bob Branch
Sam Crump
Pamela Gorman
Steve Moak

United States Congressional District 5 Candidates:

David Schweikert
Jim Ward
Dr. Chris Salvino
Susan Bittersmith

State Treasurer Candidates:
Doug Ducey
Barbara Leff

Attorney General Candidates
Andy Thomas
Tom Horne

Maricopa County Attorney Candidate
Bill Montgomery

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.)

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Claire Lawton
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