McCain fundraising on Europe, Middle East trip.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recently announced he would travel on a “10-day congressional delegation trip to Europe and the Middle East” next week, along with supporters Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT). “I’m going as a member of the Armed Services Committee, not as the nominee of our party,” he insisted. Nevertheless, McCain will still hold fundraisers:

McCain’s campaign has sent out an invitation for a March 20 luncheon at Spencer House — the neo-classical home built for an ancestor of Diana, the late Princess of Wales — “by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon. Nathaniel Rothschild.”

The price to attend is $1000 to $2,300. And the dress code for the event? “Lounge suits” — British for business attire.

Jill Hazelbaker, McCain’s campaign spokeswoman, said today that Congress will be reimbursed for the political portions of the trip.