Congressional hopeful throws fundraiser with alcohol, cigars and guns


by Jaime Cerreta

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Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 18 at 10:33 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Republican Congressional hopeful Andrew Walter throws a fundraiser with a bang.

He held an event called Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms at the Scottsdale Gun Club Friday night.

Walter is a former Arizona State University quarterback now running for District 9 in the United States Congress.

"This fundraiser is definitely unique and that's kind of what we were going for," Walter said. "Politics don't always have to be bland or dry."

For a donation to the campaign of $250 to $1,000, supporters can shoot anything from a Glock to an automatic weapon.

"What's more all-American than guns, cigars," said supporter Allison Quinn. "What a great way to get people together, shoot some guns, smoke some cigars, and support the man that we want in Congress."

Walter only took a quick break from the shooting to discuss politics.

"The price for food, the price for gas, college, health care -- these are all going in the wrong direction," he said. "And wages are either stagnant or down, so we need economic freedom and that's really what my campaign is all about."

The event wrapped up with cigars on the patio and drinks at a restaurant nearby.

3TV reached out to Congresswoman Krysten Sinema, incumbent in District 9, for comment about this event. We did not get a response.