This Week's Fundraisers: Cheers to Ann Romney and tees for DeMint
Congress is coming back from spring break and so are the parties! Party Time's most newsy get of the upcoming week is undoubtedly the invite to the birthday luncheon that "The" Donald Trump is hosting in New York for Ann Romney, the new poster child for stay-at-home moms. It's just one of more than 20 fundraising events crowding the PartyTime database as lawmakers return from a two-week spring break. The highlights:
Happy Birthday Ann! Talk about fortunate timing for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee: Would-be first lady Ann Romney, the perceived victim in a media furor over what constitutes a working mom, will be the honoree at a Women for Romney reception at Trump Tower in honor of her birthday. The invite goes out of the way to assure maxed-out donors they can attend -- as long as they bring a guest who can cough up the $1,000 ticket price. The New York City event comes as Mitt Romney has been focusing on the GOP's gender gap to attract more female voters.
Bidens and the other Clinton raise money for 2012. Vice President Biden and two of his children, Ashley Biden and Hunter Biden, will join former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis on Tuesday at a Gen 44 fundraiser for President Obama's reelection campaign. Tickets start at $44 and run to $2,500 for the photo reception. The venue is the just-reopened Howard Theatre.
Get away to South Carolina: For those who would like to escape the district, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., will be having his annual D.C.-to-South Carolina trip this weekend. The event, which begins April 22 at The Sanctuary Hotel on the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, will cost $3,000 per PAC and $1,500 for individuals.
Check our list of "upcoming fundraising events" at right for the full schedule of this week's breakfasts, lunches, receptions and dinners.