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This Week's Fundraisers: From Manhattan to Big Sky country, lawmakers party for donations

Massive DCCC event to celebrate Pelosi: Members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and their hosts will be flood New York City's Palace Hotel on Monday for a conference and luncheon in honor of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's 25 years of service in Congress. The event will feature Pelosi, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel, more than 20 members of Congress, along with nine female congressional candidates from across the country. Tickets range from $250 to $30,800.

Prepping for St. Paddy's Day: Although the official day for celebrating is a little more than a week away, that isn't stopping some of the nation's lawmakers from having Irish-themed parties. Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., starts off this trend with his annual Sushi & Shamrocks Fest (and 50th birthday celebration) on Tuesday. Tickets for this event are $250 per person and $1,000 per PAC.

Also on Tuesday, Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., will be having an Early Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at the Associated General Contractors Townhouse. Tickets range from $250 to $2,000.

Rooney trying to regain ground: Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., who will be running for reelection in new territory after being displaced by redistricting, will be the beneficiary of two fundraisers, both Tuesday. The first event is an 8:30 breakfast at Bullfeathers, hosted by the College for American Pathologists PAC, with tickets ranging from $500 to $2,000. A few hours afterwards, an equally priced lunch will be held in his honor.

WSN going Cross Country: The Women's Senate Network this week holds four events in different locations across the nation. On Friday, the network will be hosting a lunch in Denver. That same evening, there will also be a WSN reception in Los Angeles.

The following day, March 10, another lunch in honor of the WSN will be held in San Francisco, followed by an evening reception and dinner in Seattle, Wash.

The Getaways: Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., hosts his Big Sky Winter Weekend at the Big Sky Resort in Montana beginning Friday. Prices range from $1,500 to $3,000.

On the opposite side of the nation, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., will throw a Spring Getaway Weekend in Naples, Fla. to benefit the Heartland Values PAC .

Also in Florida, next Saturday and Sunday, Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., will be kicking off his Spring Training Weekend in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets for this event start at $1,000.

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