Two California lawmakers are using the excitement surrounding the World Cup to raise money for their re-election bids, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Assemblyman Bill Monning of Carmel and Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis (both Democrats) invited supporters this morning to gather at local pubs to watch the match between the U.S. and Algeria.

Monning invited supported to watch the game at a 7 a.m. Irish breakfast at Devere's Irish Pub. Contribution levels coincided with key positions in the clubs, including $500 “striker” and $3,900 “coach,” the Bee reported.

Wolk, a retired soccer commissioner for the American Youth Soccer Organization, also hosted her rally at a local pub (Gallagher's Irish Pub) at 7:30 a.m. with donors contributing $1,000 to $2,500.

Good thing the U.S. beat Algeria.

LA Weekly