The motorcade has arrived at John Cresap’s home at 9200 N Sooner Road. Cresap is hosting the fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
Cresap runs a major beer distribution company. Mostly Anheuser-Busch products. He lives in a modest little home: 14,248 sq. ft. on 50 acres, according to the tax assessor.
Jim Beckel says there’s a big circular driveway out front. And fountains. Security tents are set up, and all of the guests are being screened in those tents. Uniformed Oklahoma City police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are there, and the Secret Service is surrounding the entrance and front of the house.
Folks attending the luncheon paid between $1,000 and $25,000 a pop. A grand gets you lunch. $5,000 gets you lunch and a photo with the President, and $25,000 gives you all of the above plus a brief conversation with the President.
Pres. Bush is expected to spend more than an hour at the fundraiser.
Not known who all paid for tickets to the show. Beckel says he saw U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin and Mayor Mick Cornett enter together