Soft money Madonna
Madonna, who has launched her racy new “Reinvention World Tour,” is the featured attraction of a fund-raiser by one of the “527” Democratic fund-raising committees designed to get around the McCain-Feingold Act’s ban on soft money.
Two tickets cost $5,000 for “an evening with Madonna” June 14 at the MCI Center in downtown Washington. It is sponsored by the Great Plains Leadership Fund, supposedly “independent” but actually a Democratic fund-raising organization.
The fund’s “honorary chair” is Democratic Sen. Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota, an advocate of the McCain-Feingold bill. Its headquarters is nowhere near the Great Plains, but is located on Capitol Hill in Washington.