McCain Raises about $500,000 at Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE (AP) - A fundraiser at Lake Tahoe attended by Republican presidential candidate John McCain has netted about $500,000.

More than 100 people attended the private event Tuesday afternoon at the Incline Village home of Jan and Bob Davidson, a pioneering couple in the children's computer software industry.

Earlier Tuesday, more than 1,200 people attended McCain's town hall meeting in Sparks.

At Tahoe, McCain first attended a private reception for supporters who paid $33,100 each for VIP tickets.

The Arizona senator then spoke to a larger crowd who paid $1,000
for lunch or $2,300 for lunch and a photo with him.

Topics included taxes, water rights, foreign policy and the war in Iraq.

Several protesters gathered outside with signs reading "McCain=Bush."

The luncheon was co-hosted by Theodore "TJ" Day and Raymond
"Skip" Avansino Jr., both of Reno and members of the Nevada
Athletic Commission.

McCain's swing through northern Nevada was his third trip to the state since becoming the presumptive GOP nominee.

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