Inside the $1,000 per plate dinner for Newt Gingrich in Coeur d'Alene

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by Cole Heath & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 3:55 PM

COEUR D’ALENE-- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stopped in Coeur d’Alene Thursday night for a town hall meeting. Before taking the time to meet with some of his supporters Gingrich sat down at a $1,000 per plate private function in North Idaho.

Ahi-tuna, tiger prawn martini's, a full bar and an oyster dish were all on the menu. The function is serving nine different hors dourves, and no entres.

Roughly thirty republicans will fill the lavish Coeur d’Alene home to meet Mr. Gingrich for about an hour and a half.

We're told some of the area's community leaders attended including Jerry Jaeger, a partner in the Coeur d’Alene resort.

The Brasher’s hosted the event. Wife Elizabeth was involved with politics while living in Nevada.

She says once folks found out she now lives in Idaho she was asked if she would host the fundraiser.
 

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