DNC slashes price for photo op with Kamala Harris by $10K – New York Post

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The cost of everything is going up under the Biden administration — well, maybe except one thing.
The Democratic National Committee has reportedly cut prices for fundraising photo ops with Vice President Kamala Harris — from a whopping $15,000 to $5,000.
The cost of taking a photo with Harris at last month’s DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum was slated to start at $15,000 before it was eventually postponed due to an apparent lack of ticket sales, Puck reported Tuesday.
Now, the DNC is said to have dropped the price per photo by 60% for the veep’s California fundraiser later this month.
Gleeful Twitter users immediately seized on Harris’ apparent lack of popularity, saying the VP would have to pay them to pose for a photo.
“Wonder what they could draw if she promised to not show up?” Twitter user @NoleAmerica tweeted.
“I guess this inflation thing is overblown,” @john_sipher added.
“She’d have to pay me at least a hundred….” @SecritSqrl wrote in another tweet.
And another Twitter user wrote: “Still $5,000 more than it’s worth.”
Others shared various memes, including one of Harris with the phrase “blowout sale” brandished across it and one of Al Pacino in “The Godfather II” saying: “Here’s my offer: Nothing.”
The DNC wouldn’t answer The Post’s questions about the slashed prices Tuesday — or the reason behind postponing Harris’ fundraising event last month.
“The DNC works with our hosts and fundraisers to set specific ticket prices for each event. As has always been the case, there are a variety of ticket levels for every event as is pretty standard for finance events,” DNC deputy communications director Daniel Wessel said.
“We’ve raised record amounts of money with help from both Vice President Harris and President Biden, so we’re going to continue to do what clearly works well for the party and our donors.”
Recent polling shows that more than half (52%) of registered voters in the US currently have an unfavorable opinion of the vice president.
Her approval rating had sunk to a dismal 28% last fall, according to a USA Today-Suffolk University poll.

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