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Media Outside at Santorum Fundraiser in Alamo

GOP Republican nominee Rick Santorum will be in Alamo Thursday for a fundraiser. Admission is between $125 and $2,500.

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be in Alamo on Thursday.

A fundraiser is being thrown in his honor at the private residence of Ubokia.com CEO Mark Pine and his wife, Becky.

In an attempt to cover the fundraiser, Patch emailed Congressman Bill Baker and Golden Gate Tea Party founder Bridget Melson, who are among the hosts of the event.

Melson said the media is not being allowed in without paying admission, at the homeowners' request.

Media will have the opportunity to wait outside of the event and potentially interview guests and, maybe, Santorum.

Melson added that they are doing their best to be as media friendly as possible.

Admission to the event ranges from $125 to $2,500.

For those who pay $2,500, the event starts at 6:45 p.m. with a private reception with Santorum. For $500 you get a meet-and-greet, along with a photo of you with the former Pennsylvania Senator (1997-2007). And for $125, if you're single, or $250, if you're rolling in as a couple, you can attend a general dessert reception.

The event is hosted by the following:

  • Congressman Bill Baker and his wife Joanne
  • Rich and Mary Jo Bedayn
  • Mike and Bridget Melson, founder of the Golden State Tea Party
  • Bob and Joan Stover
  • The Frederick Douglass Foundation

Earlier Thursday, Santorum will be in Fairfield for a "Rally for Rick" campaign stop at the Jelly Belly Candy Company, located at One Jelly Belly Lane.

Santorum recently won Louisiana's primary but still trails Mitt Romney by nearly 300 delegates. The GOP candidate needs to win 1,144 delegates to win the GOP nomination. Currently Romney is leading with 568, followed by Santorum with 273. Newt Gingrich is a distant third with 135 and Ron Paul rounds out the candidates with 50 delegates.

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