Earlier, I posted a piece on Phil Bryant's attempt to convince the newly formed Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Tourism Partnership to spend most of its BP tourism money on moving the flagging Miss America pageant to the Coast. In it, I noted that Sam Haskell, who runs the pageant, had given Phil Bryant a $10,000 donation 3 weeks before Bryant went to pitch the Miss America bailout to the Partnership.
It appears as though Haskell is also a "Chairman" of the upcoming $1,000 per couple Phil Bryant fundraiser at Robert Lampton's home in Jackson's Eastover neighborhood. The list of host for the event is on the second page of the invitation.
h/t Majority In Mississippi