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Marco Rubio to headline Oberweis campaign fundraiser

Lunch is $150; lunch, photo with Rubio is $2,800

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida (left) stands with Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove. Rubio will headline an Oct. 25 fundraiser for Oberweis's campaign seeking the GOP nomination to run against U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, in 2020 for the 14th Congressional District.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida (left) stands with Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove. Rubio will headline an Oct. 25 fundraiser for Oberweis's campaign seeking the GOP nomination to run against U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, in 2020 for the 14th Congressional District.

SUGAR GROVE – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida will attend a fundraising event for State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove’s congressional campaign.

Oberweis is seeking the GOP nomination for the 14th Congressional District to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, in 2020.

Travis Akin, an Oberweis campaign spokesman, said Oberweis has known the Florida senator for a while and supported Rubio’s presidential campaign in 2016.

“There is a relationship there,” Akin said. “There is a friendship there. That relationship opened up the door for Marco to come and spend some time at a Jim Oberweis fundraiser. It’s a personal relationship, a personal friendship.”

The event is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook.

A luncheon ticket is $150 per person, according to the invitation.

Luncheon with Rubio and a photo is $2,800.

Attending a VIP reception is $500 and attending the VIP reception and a photo is $1,000, according to the invitation.

Tickets are available at Sallie@Nyhan.coto or by calling 847-657-0001.

In addition to Oberweis hosting Rubio, other hosts listed for the event are long time friend and donor Richard Kent, Bartlett dentist Jim Economos; Bob Bonifas, founder and CEO of Alarm Detection Systems Inc.; Demetra Demonte, National GOP Committeewoman from Illinois; Diane Evertsen, McHenry County Republican Party chairwoman; and Vince Kolber, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the 5th Congressional District in 2016.

Also listed as a host is Joan Lasonde, who lost a bid for the 9th Congressional District in 2016 and lost a race for the 17th State Senate District in 2018; Joe Oberweis, Jim Oberweis’s son; Jerry Rich, owner of Rich Harvest Farms private golf course near Sugar Grove; John Rowe, former chairman of Exelon Corporation; and John Yedinak, president of Aging Media Network.

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