Variation on a G.O.P Fund-Raiser [updated]

Here is an invitation to the first-ever Senate Summer Social, organized by state Senate Republicans for August 21 by the South Street Seaport.

George Pataki held his birthday fund-raisers at that very location for years. But with Republicans holding no statewide office, the job of roping in contributors has now fallen into the hands of Joe Bruno and company.

The event is being organized by Bruno's spokeswoman, Lisa Black, and other Republican-friendly types like Scott Sala of Urban Elephants, Jason Weingartner of Cathy Blaney Associates and Bill Smith from the Staten Island DA's office.

CORRECTION: Never mind all that. An organizer called to tell me that it’s not a fund-raiser.

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