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PT Round-up: Alison Lundergan Grimes goes to N.Y.C., President Obama hits up donors in Minneapolis, New Hampshire Republicans have dueling fundraisers

Here we are, party people, deep into June of a midterm election year, which can only mean one thing: as the humidity keeps climbing, so does the tally of political fundraisers. Local and federal politicians are busy bees this week, partying all over the map, from New York to Colorado to Utah to Iowa. But even in the midst of this far-and-wide fundraising, one invite did manage to catch our eye and pique our interest. Illinois Rep. Bill Foster – Democrat by affiliation, physicist by trade – wants his donors to learn the art and physics of trapeze during a ...

PT Round-up: 'Tis the season for politicians to party hard for campaign cash

Hello partiers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a political fundraiser or two? That’s certainly on Congress’s mind this week, even if it’s just a distraction from yet another looming budget battle. In fact, the Republican leader of the budget negotiations, Rep. Paul Ryan, will start out the week shaking the (palm) trees for cash in the Sunshine State. According to St. Petersblog, Ryan will breakfast Monday in the Orlando area with Republican supporters and members of Congress at the home of Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. The same day, Ryan ...

This Week's Fundraisers: Golfing, Skiing, Shooting and breakfast with Bachus

With Congress taking a week's recess in honor of Presidents' Day, the party scene is moving beyond the Beltway. Some of the highlights: Rep. Allen West partying hard: Having freshly relocated his reelection campaign to a new district following a decision by the Florida legislature that made his current seat far more Democratic, and trailed there by the same eager Democratic rival, the outspoken Tea Party favorite has more reasons than ever to get his political party on. West, a first-term Republican from Florida, has two events planned for Tuesday. He'll host a luncheon and golf outing in Palm ...

This week’s fundraisers: Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more

Love in the air - Stumped for what to get that special someone? Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, is scheduled to have a Valentine’s Day breakfast on Tuesday. Tickets range from $5,000 for hosts to $500 for individuals. Money Makin’ Wednesday – According to Party Time records, there are 10 fundraisers scheduled for Wednesday, including a roundtable breakfast for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a luncheon benefitting the Building a Majority PAC (Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.), a dinner for Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. Laissez les bons temps rouler! – Two members of Congress will be escaping the Beltway's for seasonally-themed fundraisers. ...

This Week’s Fundraisers: Walkin’ the Runway for Obama, Grammy Weekend, Scotch and Cigars, Birthday Celebrations and more

Runway to Win – As Party Time reported on Jan. 27, there is a Runway to Win fundraiser scheduled for the Obama Victory Fund on Tuesday. The who’s who from the fashion and music industry such as Beyoncé, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs are scheduled to attend. The hosts for the event are actress Scarlet Johansson and the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. To attend the fundraiser, tickets start at $2,500 to co-chair to $250 per person. Midnight Train to Georgia - After his win in the Nevada caucuses, Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to be in ...