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PT Round-up: Mitt Romney returns to the fundraising circuit, Thom Tillis comes to D.C., and Rep. Joe Garcia has three parties in three days

They’re baaaaack! Party people, Congress is returning to D.C., so, obviously, the best way to celebrate is with a fundraiser … or two … or three. Our social calendar blows up this week with 28 parties as politicians come back to Capitol Hill after their weeklong recess. Ready them checkbooks! This week also ushers in installments of two recurring fundraisers for Republican congressmen. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., has his first of nine breakfast funders on Thursday morning at the Capitol Hill Club. If you throw down $5,000, you get two seats at each of the monthly breakfasts, cleverly titled the ...

Super Committee members didn't reduce deficit, but they did raise campaign cash

Although the congressional supercommittee failed to reach an agreement to slash the nation’s deficit, every single member of the 12-person panel was able to accomplish something else this fall: raise money for their own campaigns or for other candidates and committees. Collectively, the dozen members took part in 55 fundraisers, according to a mix of Party Time’s invitations and other news reports. That includes 24 fundraisers for their own campaigns or leadership PACs—funds they use to spread their influence—and 31 events where they served as special guests to help their colleagues or party committees attract campaign cash. All of these ...

Super Committee Fundraisers This Week

While all eyes are on the supercommittee this week as their deadline for identifying budget cuts fast approaches, a few of the lawmakers on the panel still have some time on their hands for fundraising. This week, there are eight fundraisers planned either benefiting a supercommittee member or where they are playing host. Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., was scheduled to host a fundraiser for Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas Monday night at Charlie Palmer Steak while Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., will be hosting an event for Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas on Tuesday. The nine-term congressman may be facing a primary ...

Another member of deficit panel to dine for dollars

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., is the latest lawmaker on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to plan a campaign fundraiser this fall, according to a fundraising memo obtained today. A new fundraiser was also disclosed involving Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who has planned to attend ten such events from September through November, when the so-called super committee wraps up its work: five for his campaign, three for his leadership PAC and two for his colleagues. The newly disclosed event is a golf outing and dinner to raise money for Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., in Birmingham, Ala. on Sept. ...

More Fundraisers for Super Committee members

Update, Sept. 1: Committee member Rob Portman is also hosting a fundraiser, which has been added to the list below. That list will be updated as more invitations are received. During the week of Sept. 12, the week of the deadline for the Joint Committee on Debt Reduction to hold its first meeting, one of the panel members, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., has planned fundraisers on four consecutive days, according to newly-revealed invitations. Those events are just a few among the many (see list below and our page of all super committee fundraisers) being held or hosted by the members ...