Treasurer-Elect Grossman Plans Big Inaugural Bash

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Treasurer-elect Steve Grossman is raising about $20,000 to cover expenses associated with his swearing-in.

A filing made Wednesday with the IRS shows the Democrat has established a committee to handle his January 19 inaugural.

Spokesman Al Gordan says the committee will allow Grossman to raise money for invitations and catering, as well as to partially defray staff salaries. Grossman is planning to invite up to 500 people.

The committee also allows Grossman to raise funds without the usual $500 annual limit on political contributions in Massachusetts.

All expenses over $50 must be reported, as well as the names of the donors.

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