Updated: Harry Reid & Co. Attend Weekend Fundraiser... in Canada

Posted: Jul 14, 2010 12:37 PM
Expect the GOP to attack this from all angles...

According to Politico, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid followed the money trail of his trial lawyer buddies all the way to Vancouver over the weekend, attending the American Association for Justice's convention north of the border. 

It's bad enough that some of his biggest donors hail from the trial lawyers' lobby, but it's pretty sad the event didn't even take place in the U.S., let alone Reid's home state of Nevada which is currently suffering with the nation's highest unemployment rate at 14 percent.

It's not clear what other Dem Senate candidates were at the convention, but a fundraising form distributed at the convention encouraged donors to contribute to at least a dozen others in addition to Reid and promised personal meetings with the candidates.

Update: At least one other Dem candidate has been identified in raising campaign funds in Canada over the weekend.  According to the Lexington Herald-Ledger, Kentucky Dem Senate candidate Jack Conway also raised some campaign cash in Canada with Harry Reid from their trial lawyer friends.

Update II: Red State reports the following Democrats raised money from the event, many of them attending in-person:

Michael Bennett running Colorado
Dick Blumenthal running in Connecticut
Robin Carnahan running in Missouri
Roxanne Conlin running in Iowa
Chris Coons running in Delaware
Brad Ellsworth running in Indiana
Lee Fisher running in Ohio
Paul Hodes running in New Hampshire
Charlie Melancon running in Louisiana
Elaine Marshall running in North Carolina