Mal Warwick a remarqué dans un de ses livres qu'on ne peut pas écarter l'impact de la nature sur le fund raising en rappelant qu'un important mailing conçu par lui et destiné à la région de San Francisco fut mis en distribution la veille d'un important tremblement de terre qui a dévasté le nord de la Californie.
Quelques années plus tard, l'ouragan Irène a le même impact sur les finances de candidats à la candidature républicaine.
Fund-raising Likely to Be Canceled Due to Irene
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Three big presidential fund-raisers scheduled for this weekend in the Hamptons are up in the air thanks to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene, currently hurtling toward New York.
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was scheduled to attend an event on Saturday at the East Hampton home of Emil W. Henry Jr., a former assistant United States Treasury secretary, and another on Sunday — some hours after Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall in New York — at the Southampton home of John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund investor.
A spokeswoman for Mr. Romney said the events would probably be rescheduled.
Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor, was also scheduled to be in the area, attending a fund-raiser thrown by William Mack, the Manhattan real estate developer.
Tim Miller, a Huntsman spokesman, said the campaign was still evaluating whether the event would be held but maintained that Mr. Huntsman’s White House bid would not be deterred by a mere hurricane.
“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor Irene will keep Governor Huntsman off the campaign trail,” Mr. Miller said.