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PT Round-up: Joe Biden hits the fundraising trail, Rick Perry parties in Iowa, and Chris Christie heads to New Mexico, Tennessee

Hey, party people, hey! We hope you are enjoying this long weekend of sunshine, BBQs and (hopefully) red, white and blue-themed rooftop get-togethers. Your hard-working legislators are taking a three-day weekend, too, stepping away from Capitol Hill and, with one exception, even holding off on political partying. But the Memorial Day BBQ that Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., had a at her downtown Santa Barbara headquarters was a private morale-booster for hard-working volunteers, not a fundraiser, a Capps' campaign staffer told PT. As for the rest of this week, our social calendar revs up with some big-name headliners partying for friends ...

This Week's Fundraisers: Greens party on Easter; Obama dines in the Sunshine State

It's another slow week as the House and the Senate continue their Easter and Passover holidays. However, there's still enough happening to keep party-goers sated until activities return full swing: From N.Y. to Fla. with Obama Victory Fund: Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be holding two events this week. On Monday, President Obama's Empire State supporters are invited to an evening event on Long Island with Obama for America Senior Strategist David Axelrod. Tickets for this event start at $250. The following day, the president himself will soaking up some Florida sun as he attends a series of fundraisers in ...

This Week's Fundraisers: Breakfasts, Lunches, Receptions, Comedy and Concerts

The nation's lawmakers are at again this week. Sunlight has more than 30 fundraisers recorded in its database. Some of the highlights: Partying with the Prez: The Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be hosting two events this week. The first event, a private concert on Wednesday with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will be held in Newton, Mass. Tickets range from $2,500 to $10,000. Later in the week, the president himself will be attending an afternoon reception in South Portland, Maine. Tickets for the Friday event start at $100 for general admission. Morgan Griffith going hard: The GOP congressman, who recently ...

Congressional Candidates in tight races step up fundraising drive

As they enter 2012, both members of Congress fighting to keep their seats and challengers are stepping up their fundraising for the upcoming primaries and the general elections. Either because of redistricting or a high profile opponent, several of these office holders are looking at tight races. In the run up to the elections, all eyes will be on the Massachusetts Senate race, between Sen. Scott Brown, who replaced Ted Kennedy after his demise, and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren. Brown has raised over $3.2 million in the fourth quarter in 2011. Since his Kick-off Reception and Dinner event in May ...

Neumann's fundraiser host has ties to the Huntsman campaign

An upcoming Washington, D.C. fundraiser for former Rep. Mark Neumann, R-Wis., who is running for the open Senate seat in Wisconsin, is hosted by a biotechnology lobbyist with ties to GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., are listed as special guests. Both senators have endorsed Neumann. This is the first DC-based fundraising invitation Party Time has received for Neumann, who ran and lost a bid for the gubernatorial race in 2010. He will likely face Democratic candidate Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the general election next year, which is considered a toss up, despite ...