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This Week's Fundraisers: Obama times five, Christie stumps for Wilson, and a smoke-filled room

It's another action-packed week Party Timers, with almost 30 events in the database. Here are the highlights:

More Obama: Another busy week for the Obama Victory Fund as they oversee five fundraisers this week. On Monday, the president is expected to be in New York for a reception with special guest, Latino Pop star Ricky Martin. Tickets start at $5,000 and go up to $35,800 for this event.

That same day, first lady Michelle Obama will also be attending a reception in Dallas, Texas, for the Obama-supporters there. The more modestly priced event has tickets from $250 to $5,000.

Later in the week, on Thursday, there will be a private performance by American folk-rock singer Paul Simon in Massachusetts. Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina will host the $2,500 to $20,000 event.

The next day, Pres. Obama's right-hand man, Vice President Joe Biden, is scheduled to attend a luncheon in Delaware. Those who wish to chair the event will have to dole out some $25,000, while "friends" can get in for $2,500.

Finally, for the individuals who are looking for a more affordable (and arguably more entertaining) way to support the president, the Obama Victory Fund will be holding a block party in Florida hosted by and featuring DJs for Obama. Tickets for this event start out at $25. Those who prefer to be part of the VIP crew can do so for $100.

Chris Christie, big wigs, in for Wilson: On Thursday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the featured guest at a New York City reception for former Rep. Heather Wilson, now running for Senate in New Mexico. The event, at the classic 21 Club, features a slew of high profile businessmen, lobbyists and GOP fundraisers. Among them are: billionaire and grocery empire-owner John Catsimatidis, former RNC chair Ken Mehlman, former Goldman Sachs partner Lew Eisenberg, and former senator-turned lobbyist Al D'Amato. The Attendees are expected to chip in a lofty $2,500 or $5,000 to Wilson's campaign.

Smoke-filled room?: Freshman lawmaker Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., is holding a "cigar smoke" Tuesday evening at CXIII Rex, a members-only cigar club in Virginia, billed as "the perfect place to...simply enjoy yourself in the comfort of exclusivity." A spot at the smoke session costs $500 for individuals and double that for PAC representatives.

Golf with Mikulski: For a weekly dose of activity, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., will be having her 22nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Whiskey Creek Golf Clubon Monday (rain or shine, according to the invite). Tickets range from $1,000 to $3,500.

For a full list of all the breakfasts, luncheons, receptions etc., check out our upcoming events sidebar.

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