This Week's Fundraisers: Obama's fundraising spree, golfing or fishing and more
Get ready for a busy week Party Timers! We've got about 30 events lined up for you this week. The highlights:
No Stopping Obama: President Obama's campaign continues its fundraising frenzy this week with three events. On Tuesday, partygoers will have the opportunity to mingle with the first lady at a reception at the Hilton Omaha in Nebraska. Tickets to the event start a more pocket-friendly $250 but balloon to $5,000 for those who wish to attend the greet, photo and general receptions.
That same evening, a little further north in Minnesota, Democratic campaign superstar David Axelrod will be hosting a $2,500 to $5,000 dinner for the Obama Victory Fund.
Later in the week on Friday and Saturday, the president himself is scheduled to attend the 18th Annual National Women's Issues Conference here in D.C. Once again, tickets start out at a relatively affordable $250 for seniors and the Gen44 crowd but go up to a staggering $75,800 for five tickets to the conference, access to all the special events, premium seating, a photo, special recognition...and oh, the title of "Conference Chair."
As PartyTime reported earlier, the price tag of $75,800 is the highest we've ever seen!
Senators play money ball: The Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have the same idea this week, and that is to raise as much money as possible.
On Wednesday, there will be a reception for the Virginia Senate 2012, a joint committee benefiting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Gov. Tim Kaine's campaign for the seat that retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., will vacate at the end of this year. Tickets run from $5,000 to $35,800.
The very next day, the Republicans will be following suit with a National Republican Senatorial Committee reception for the Senate chiefs of staff. Tickets to this more modestly priced event range from $500 to $1,000.
The Getaways: From golfing to fishing to fiesta, the nation's lawmakers have something lined up for you this week.
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, will be having her 10th Annual Fiesta Fundraiser in Fort Worth on Sunday and Monday. Donors can pick from two packages. The first package which costs $1,500 for individuals and $3,000 for PACs includes two days of golfing, Sunday night dinner and entrance into a Monday evening fundraiser. The second includes Sunday night dinner, one day of golfing and entrance into the Monday fundraiser. Price: $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for PACs.
It's a great week for Republican anglers: On Monday, Rep. Andrew Harris, R-Md., will be hosting an an afternoon of charter boat fishing for rockfish at the Rock Hall Marina in Maryland. Ticket prices start at $500. And on Friday, there will be a Fishing Excursion benefiting Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., in Maryland. Party Time doesn't have the ticket price for this event.
GOP golfers have a tough choice Friday: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is hosting a Weekend of Fun & Golf on Sea Island, Ga. to benefit his leadership PAC, Promoting our Republican Team. It'll cost between $2,500 and $5,000 to attend this event.
But the same day, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., will also be hosting a Golf Outing in North Carolina at the Pine Needles Lounge and Golf Club. Tickets start at $1,500.
If all these events still don't sate your desire to party, check our list of "upcoming fundraising events" at right for the full schedule.