Elbow Room At Fund-Raiser

Andy Mayberry, a Republican challenger to U.S. Rep Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) in the 2006 election, said a political fund-raiser at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall wasn’t very successful.

Mayberry hoped to raise $90,000 for his campaign with a Larry Gatlin concert, but only 244 tickets were sold for the 2,500-capacity venue.

“I am not a concert promoter and have never professed to be,” Mayberry told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Forty dollars was probably too much to charge for the ticket.

The political [connection] may have made some people uneasy out of fear that the event would be boring.”