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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 ...

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 ...

This Week’s Fundraisers: Money Trees in the Florida Keys, Duck Duck Goose, Les Miserables, and more

Duck…Duck…Goose! - The Valley PAC, the leadership fund for Rep. Collin Peterson, D—Minn., will be hosting a Goose Hunt this weekend in Eagle Lake, Texas. This is not the first time the Valley PAC has hosted a poultry themed weekend. Early this year, the PAC had a Turkey Hunt at the Blue Head Ranch in Lake Placid, Fla., as well as a Quail Hunt in 2009 at the Southern Woods Plantation in Georgia. “Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go" - If you feel the need to reminisce to the popular Beach Boys song or the 80’s Tom Cruise ...

Upton, Becerra, keep super committee fundraising rolling

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said he wouldn't schedule new campaign fundraisers while serving on the special deficit-cutting panel, but that doesn’t mean he’s not fundraising in Washington. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., made the same pledge, yet neither has addressed events that were already on their calendars. Nor do their promises cover the kind of event that Upton agreed to attend on Oct. 13, where deep-pocketed lobbyists and PAC representatives with business before the Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction—better known as the super committee—will have the chance to rub elbows with the Michigan lawmaker in exchange for between $500 and ...

Many members cancel D.C. events during recess

Members of Congress had planned dozens of fundraisers in the nation’s capital this week, but with Congress adjourning for recess after reaching a deal to raise the debt limit, many events have been put off. Yet at least one lawmaker—Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.—is sticking around town and will attend a Thursday campaign fundraiser. Sherman isn’t going anywhere, ...