This Week's Fundraisers: Breakfasts, Lunches, Receptions, Comedy and Concerts
The nation's lawmakers are at again this week. Sunlight has more than 30 fundraisers recorded in its database. Some of the highlights:
Partying with the Prez: The Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be hosting two events this week. The first event, a private concert on Wednesday with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will be held in Newton, Mass. Tickets range from $2,500 to $10,000. Later in the week, the president himself will be attending an afternoon reception in South Portland, Maine. Tickets for the Friday event start at $100 for general admission.
Morgan Griffith going hard: The GOP congressman, who recently made headlines in The Hill for his unusually prolific rookie legislative season, will be the honoree at a Monday reception at the Capitol Hill Club. Tickets range are $500 for individuals and $1,000 for PACs. Two days later Griffith will host an equally priced Sugar Producers Breakfast.
Klobuchar cramming in the parties: Though political prognosticator Charlie Cook rates her as a shoo-in for reelection this year, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is taking no chances: The first-term senator will have three fundraisers this week. The first, on Sunday, is a hockey game featuring the Minnesota Wild against the Washington Capitals. Tickets start at $500. On Tuesday, the senator will be having a breakfast at a downtown Washington law firm with tickets ranging from $500 to $2,500. The next day, she will be hosting another equally priced breakfast.
Bass and Chabot in fundraising harmony: Reps. Charlie Bass, R-N.H., and Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, will hold a joint fundraising reception together for their Bass Chabot Committee on Wednesday. Several other Republican lawmakers, such as Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., will also be at the event. Tickets range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Newcomer making a huge party splash: Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts, will be holding two huge events this week. Tickets for the first event, a reception in Westwood, Mass. on Monday, will range from $100 to $1,00. On Thursday in Boston, she will also be hosting a lunch, featuring former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. Tickets for this event range from $500 to $5,000.
Rockin' out with the Republicans: Meanwhile, the senator Warren is trying to unseat, Scott Brown, R-Mass., will be joining Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., at the Verizon Center on Wednesday, where both will be having fundraisers at a concert by American hard rock band Van Halen. The tickets for both events range from $1,000 to $2,500. Click here to see the details for Sen. Thune. This link leads to the information for Sen. Brown's event, which will benefit his leadership PAC, SCOTTPAC.
Comedy Night with Schiff: Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who has been pushing stricter penalties for gun traffickers, will be switching to more light-hearted discourse Friday with a Comedy Night at Flapper's Comedy Club in Burbank, Calif. Tickets for this event start at $125.