More than 1 , 000 contributors are expected to pay $1 , 000 apiece to attend , said Chuck Spurlock
, finance director for the Sessions campaign.
Although Sessions has been raising money for his
re-election campaign for about three years , this will be his
largest fund-raising event yet , Spurlock
There won't be any quite like this one , he
And the fund-raiser will be necessary in a political contest that Sessions' team expects to cost $4 million to $5 million.Sessions had raised about $1.1 million by January , Spurlock
Before the dinner on Thursday , Sessions will fly down from Washington on Air Force One with Bush for a public event in Jefferson County
that the White House likely will not announce until today , Spurlock
Especially in the South , the prevailing wisdom is if you don't get a senator early , it's a lot harder afterward , Spurlock
said.We're trying to build up our war chest to prepare for what we think is going to be a very aggressive campaign..
Pitt also anticipates a tough fight.
We're going to have to make every effort to put our resources together and put a strong candidate out there to give the people of Alabama a real choice , he