Details on Sarah Palin's Thursday afternoon event in West Texas from the Midland Reporter-Telegram's Bob Campbell. It will be a 1:45 p.m. speech at the Commemorative Air Force Hangar west of Midland International Airport:
Scheduled in advance of her private Thursday night fundraiser at the Petroleum Club, 900 tickets for the former Alaska governor's afternoon event will be offered for $20 each from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at JumBurrito Mexican Food Restaurant at 4509 N. Midkiff Road and Sid & Sam Original Steakhouse at Ratliff Ranch Golf Links in Odessa.As we reported here, Gov. Palin, will speak later that evening at a 6:15-8 p.m. fundraiser at the Petroleum Club downtown, where tickets are much dearer than the afternoon event's $20 price tag. The evening event will set high rollers back $4,000 per table or $1,250 per couple.
Victor Cocchia, executive director of the sponsoring Liberty & Freedom Foundation of New York City, said 450 tickets will be sold at each location, limited to two per purchaser, on a first come, first served basis. He said the remaining 100 tickets will be given to schoolchildren who will ask questions.
Cocchia said Palin wanted the CAF event in place of a meeting with 500 students and other invitees because "if it means more people can participate and be involved, she is all for it."