Crist boss Morgan hosts fundraiser for Harry Reid

By Dara Kam

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan, Charlie Crist’s boss, and his wife Ultima are holding a fundraiser for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., later this month.

The fete is scheduled to take place at the Morgans’ 12,000-square-foot Heathrow home, appraised at more than $2 million, on Oct. 18, the day after Congress’s deadline to raise the debt ceiling.

“I hope you can join me in welcoming my very good friend Harry Reid. This reception comes at a very interesting time in our country‚Äôs history,” Morgan said in an e-mail to potential supporters.

The cost for the event? $35,000 to chair, $10,000 to host, $5,000 to co-sponsor and $1,000 to attend, according to an e-mail sent by Morgan to prospective supporters.

Contributions will go the “Reid Majority Fund,” a joint fundraising committee authorized by Friends for Harry Reid and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Inc.

The News Service of Florida