By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, June 11, Young Republican Federation of Alabama (YRFA) Chair Jackie Curtiss announced that there will be two GOP fund raising events in Birmingham later this month.
First the Jefferson County Republican Party is holding a golf tournament fund raiser on Thursday, followed by a reception to honor Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery). The Jeffco GOP said on Facebook, “Play in our golf tournament on June 18th and after enjoy a Reception Honoring Representative Martha Roby. You are helping a great cause: conservative candidates and values! Please visit our website to purchase tickets today.”
The event will be Thursday, June 18, at Highland Park Golf Course. Golf & Reception (single ticket) sells for $100.00. A golf Team (for 4, includes 4 reception tickets) is just $350.00. State employees and elected officials get a discount of Golf & Reception for just $ 50.00. The cost of the reception only is $ 30.00. Sponsorship opportunities may still be available. For more information visit their website: http://jeffco-gop.com/
Secondly, Chair Curtiss announced that supporters of Meagan Myers Hanson’s candidacy for Young Republican National Chairman are holding a fundraiser on June 25.
Hanson is a Birmingham native and a former Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) staffer. Meagan is an attorney with Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle and is the recent Chairwoman of the Georgia Young Republicans. Meagan was the campaign manager for Brandon Falls’ campaign for Jefferson County District Attorney. She has campaigned heavily in Alabama and appears to have the overwhelming support of Alabama Young Republicans. Getting her delegates to the national Young Republican Convention so they can actually vote for Hanson however remains somewhat of a challenge.
The announcement for the Birmingham fundraiser says: “Birmingham’s own Meagan Myers Hanson is running for Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. She has to get delegates to Chicago to vote for her at the YRNF National Convention, so we are hosting a fundraiser in her and her team’s honor!”
The event will be from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the J. Clyde Pub; 1312 Cobb Ln S; Birmingham, AL on Thursday, June 25. To inquire about remaining sponsorship opportunities email: [email protected]
Meagan Myers Hanson said on Facebook, “Birmingham friends! We are having a YRNation fundraiser at J. Clyde’s on Thursday, June 25. I would love to see you there and to have your support for my team as we raise money to get delegates to Chicago.”
The crescendo of a busy Republican summer will be the Alabama Republican Party’s Summer Dinner in August.
Alabama has joined five other states which will all hold a presidential primary on March 1, 2016. The hope is that Alabama will become a much bigger player in the primary process, bringing more candidates to the state. Doing well in those March 1 primaries is critical for any Republican candidates wishing to remain viable in what is a very crowded Republican field. Without a runaway favorite in the field, Alabama is expected to be a hard fought battleground State in 2016.