Capitol Alert

Supporters crowd Los Altos Hills for Duf Sundheim

Duf Sundheim, then-chairman of the California Republican Party, chairs as the general assembly votes no to withdraw its pre-primary support of Gov. Arnold Swarzenegger on Feb. 25, 2006.
Duf Sundheim, then-chairman of the California Republican Party, chairs as the general assembly votes no to withdraw its pre-primary support of Gov. Arnold Swarzenegger on Feb. 25, 2006. Sacramento Bee

Republican Duf Sundheim has yet to register in the polls. But interest in the possible U.S. Senate candidate appears to be brimming.

At least in some circles.

Sundheim is headlining a Sunday afternoon event at the home of Los Altos Hills Mayor Courtenay Corrigan. An invitation refers to Sundheim as a political reformer with “a record of working across the aisle to get things done.”

“Payments to ‘Friends of Duf’ are for testing the waters for a potential candidacy,” it states.

Sue Caro, a longtime Republican volunteer, said Corrigan recently reached out to share her unease.

The “response was so high she is concerned about where people will park,” Caro said.

“Just to clarify, it is not a fundraiser,” Caro added. “It is a meet-and-greet.”

That’s not to say Sundheim would turn down a maximum $5,400 contribution, or a lesser amount.

Conceded Caro: “He is accepting donations.”

Call Christopher Cadelago, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 326-5538. Follow him on Twitter @ccadelago.

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