Dinner with Malloy: $3K

Remember, the bread plate is always to the left, especially with this crowd.

If you’ve ever wanted an audience with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over rubber chicken, here’s your chance, only it’ll cost you $3,000. It’s cheaper than hiring a lobbyist.

Wanna know how Chris Murphy really feels about Vladimir Putin  — or maybe you just want to politely ask the senator to pass the salt — that’ll cost $2,500.

Or maybe you want the ear of Dick Blumenthal — it’s not like he’s difficult to find in the first place — $2,500, please.

Who says politics should be avoided at the dinner table?

Connecticut’s Democratic machine is charging a premium for VIP seating Monday night at the party’s signature fundraiser in Hartford, the Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner. Neighboring U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who dashed the hopes of liberals who wanted her to run for president, will give the keynote.

A interactive seating chart on the state party’s website gives a unique perspective on how much Democrats command for dinner with the governor versus a U.S. senator or a congressman.

Ever wanted to meet George Jepsen? We couldn’t resist. Dinner with Connecticut’s attorney general will set you back $1,000.

Or maybe you’re an aggrieved General Electric bigwig and you want face-time with House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, or Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, D-New Haven, cough up $1,000.

Or maybe you want to talk hedge fund carried interest or the Amalfi coast with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro: $1,500.

Or if derivatives and bee-keeping are more your speed, Congressman Jim Himes’ table might be for you: $1,500. The 4th District incumbent is on the Financial Services and Intelligence committees. Just don’t ask him to get you off a no-fly list. That’s not included in the price of dinner.









Neil Vigdor