Months ago, Matthew Hurtt, a well-known player in D.C. libertarian political circle, had made the decision to use the the weekly karaoke gatherings to raise money for one of the movement's elected officials.
"We have a pretty dedicated group of young liberty activists who attend karaoke regularly on Tuesday nights at this particular venue," Hurtt told TheBlaze. "The idea sprang from that because I knew those folks would be willing to donate to someone like Congressman Amash."
After hatching the plan, Hurtt says the event snowballed beyond his expectations and ultimately raised $6,630 for Amash's 2014 reelection campaign. Each person that attended Tuesday's event was required to donate at least $35 to Amash's campaign.