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Parody meets politics in ‘Champagne Campaign’

The Double Trouble DJ’s are hosting a mock style debate that will be sure to leave you laughing, touching on many political issues surrounding the 2016 election cycle.

re-mockdebate-joshleclairThe event is being held from 7 to 10  p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Landmark Hotel located at 203 N. Front St.

The first of its kind in the Marquette area, this mock style debate will take the form of a “Saturday Night Live” skit. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Beacon House, a local facility that provides hospitality such as food and a warm place to stay for medical patients and their families.

The Beacon House is hosting a reverse draw style raffle fundraiser. Each ticket purchased will be placed in a pool and drawn until one ticket remains, the last ticket drawn is the winner. The main  mission of this event is  to raise money for the house and their guests.

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Bill Digneit owner of Double Trouble DJ will be participating in the mock debate alongside a number of other members of the disc jockey team.

“Our company does a lot of work with the Beacon House, and we just think it’s a great cause in this town. They really help people all throughout the Upper Peninsula when they are in a time of need,” Digneit said. A political costume party will also be taking place along with the mock debate. Those who attend are encouraged to dress up as a political figure of their choice, past or present.

“Some people I’m assuming will come as political figures. Other people might come as political puns. We want people to be creative,” Digneit said.

Silent and live auctions will also be taking place before the event along with bucket raffles, a kissing booth and a cash bar.

“We’re kind of trying to let people have a little fun three days before the election,” Digneit said.

Tickets can be purchased prior to the event for $10 through a link on  the event facebook page  “Champagne Campaign: A Monumental Mock Debate.”

Tickets will also be available for $15 at the door.

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