The “25 or so” people who showed up for Bob Barr‘s Las Vegas fundraising event — hosted by Wayne Root at Root’s “ostentatious” mansion — were described by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as “mostly Libertarian Party stalwarts, including many who are running for office locally, and friends of Root, including his physician, Dr. Loring Jacobs, and poker player Phil Gordon, former host of television’s ‘Celebrity Poker Showdown,’ who lives down the street.”
Another attendee of note was Allen Hacker.
One of the fundraiser attendees, Allen Hacker, had seen many Libertarian tickets come and go, and said he felt good about this one. Hacker was there for the Libertarian Party’s original chartering in 1972 and ran for U.S. Senate in Nevada in 1980.
“We have credible candidates this time, guys the public will respond to,” Hacker said. “We’re not all computer programmers anymore. Some of us are salespeople.”
The Review-Journal says, “it wasn’t clear a financial contribution was required to attend — some said they were there for the free food.”