The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:20 pm

U.S. senator to help Smith raise campaign money

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Todd Young's job is help elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate. But he'll branch out by lending a hand to the GOP candidate in the Fort Wayne mayor's race.

The campaign for Tim Smith has sent invitations to an Aug. 2 fundraising reception that will feature Greenwood resident Young, the senior senator from Indiana.

The fundraiser will be at the home of local Republican activist and financier Bruce Dye. Smith's mayoral campaign seeks donations starting at $100 for people to join the "host committee," with a "host" costing $5,000 and a "co-host" going for $2,500.

The invitation notes that Young, who is not up for re-election until 2022, will not be seeking campaign contributions at Smith's fundraiser.

Smith is challenging third-term Democratic Mayor Tom Henry in the Nov. 5 municipal election.

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