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This week’s fundraisers: Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more

Love in the air - Stumped for what to get that special someone? Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, is scheduled to have a Valentine’s Day breakfast on Tuesday.  Tickets range from $5,000 for hosts to $500 for individuals.

Money Makin’ Wednesday – According to Party Time records, there are 10 fundraisers scheduled for Wednesday, including a roundtable breakfast for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a luncheon benefitting the Building a Majority PAC (Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.), a dinner for Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! – Two members of Congress will be escaping the Beltway's for seasonally-themed fundraisers. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., is scheduled to head to New Orleans on Friday for his Mardi Gras weekend event. He will barely miss Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., who hosts his own  Mardi Gras reception on Feb. 21. Prior to heading out to the Big Easy, West will headline a sunset reception Saturday  in Naples, Fla. The events in Naples and New Orleans are part of what West is dubbing his 1st Annual Florida Winter Trip.

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