My favorite political fund raiser is the cruise that Family PAC puts on each summer.
The scenery is stunning whether the boat goes out from a mooring near Navy Pier on Lake Michigan as the sun is setting or up the Chicago River where the reflections from glass skyscrapers are stunning in a different way.
And Executive Director Paul Caprio manages to draw top-flight speakers.
Both conservative United States Senators Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Jim DeMint of South Carolina have spoken to the summer gathering.
This year, the main attraction will be Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Having just preserved his Wisconsin Senate majority from the threat of recall elections, even if just barely, I have no doubt that Walker will have lots of interesting things to say.
I also suspect that the boat may fill up sooner than usual.
The details of the August 23rd event can be found below. The cost is $90 a person or $175 per couple.