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Turning World Cup Fever Into Campaign Cash



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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 18: (L-R) Steve Cherundolo, Landon Donovan and Jay Demerit of the United States line up for the national anthem during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and USA at Ellis Park Stadium on June 18, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Steve Cherundolo;Landon Donovan;Jay Demeri

    Two California lawmakers are cashing in on World Cup fever.

    Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) have scheduled early morning fundraisers Wednesday -- during the U.S.-Algeria World Cup game.

    Monning invited supporters to DeVere's Irish Pub for the 7:30 a.m. game, according to the Sacramento Bee's CapitalAlert:

    Contribution levels coincide with key positions in the clubs, including $500 "striker' and $3,900 "coach," according to an invitation.

    Wolk will be at Gallagher's Irish Pub. Soccer fans have to fork over donations ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to join this viewing party.

    The U.S. must beat Algeria to advance to the elimination round. If the Americans disappoint, no word if Monning or Wolk will give refunds.