Congresswoman Tsongas’s Office was kind enough to reach out to me with a note to clarify my earlier post:
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to shoot you a quick note to clarify a couple of points in light of your recent blog posts about Vesna Nuon’s fundraiser this evening.
The Congresswoman is attending the event as a special guest where she will speak to those in attendance. This is standard in the campaign world where a committee often likes to include a special guest to help showcase support for that particular candidate. We were asked if the Congresswoman is hosting the event, she is not. Hosting an event implies that the Congresswoman secured the location and invited people to attend. The Vesna Nuon Committee is hosting the event as noted on the disclaimer of the invitation, but the Congresswoman was happy to serve in this supporting role as she is a big fan of Vesna’s and thinks he would be an excellent city councilor.
Vesna and the Congresswoman have a long friendship that dates back well before the Congresswoman was elected to Congress in 2007 – she also supported Vesna for City Council during his first campaign for City Council in 2011.
Hope this helps clarify a few things. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
The Niki Tsongas Committee