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Fundraising frenzy: Jeopardy, golf and more

With the end of the second quarter on the horizon, lawmakers are scheduling more than the usual number of fundraisers to get in as much campaign cash as they can before June 30. Party Time has received 162 invitations to congressional fundraisers scheduled for the last ten days of June. These events run the gamut from the usual dinners and receptions to Rep. Rush Holt’s, D-N.J., 7th Annual Jeopardy Event. Attendees of the event will have to pay at least $250 for the honor of being bested by 5-time Jeopardy Champion Holt, a man who has even beaten IBM supercomputer ...

Labor groups raise funds for Democrats a week after warning from AFL-CIO President

The week after AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka suggested that the labor union would challenge Democrats who fail to support the movement, six Democrats are holding fundraisers targeted at unions. While the events were scheduled well in advance of Trumka’s speech at the National Press Club, his words may have these Democrats toeing the labor line. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters are scheduled to host two fundraisers at their offices today. In the morning, Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., will stop by for a “Labor Breakfast" and collect contributions of $250 to $5,000 while Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., will be honored in ...