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PT Round-up: Politicians stay on their home turf and throw homegrown parties

As the Senate and House continue their two-week vacation – oops, we mean “constituent work week” – Party Time’s social calendar continues to look quite thin. But with Passover and Easter celebrations winding down this week, politicians are starting to get back into the swing of things, partying for dollars while in their home districts. Our schedule, usually overflowing with D.C.-based shindigs, boasts of fundraisers from New Hampshire to Arizona, from New York to Louisiana. That reminds us, faithful party people: Let us know what’s happening in your home states this week! Is your senator or representative shaking the local ...

PT Round-up: Ready for Hillary in Florida, Philly; McCain preps for 2016; Michelle Obama fundraises in California

Good morning, partiers! We are coming off a quiet week here in Washington, save for a star-studded dance party for the First Lady’s 50th birthday (Magic Johnson! Michael Kors! Mary J. Blige! Beyonce!). But things gear up, starting today, as Congress returns to Capitol Hill and the president preps for his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Let’s get down to business, folks. Democrats are a force to be reckoned with this week, with Michelle Obama headlining fundraisers in California, Hillary Clinton backers coming out in Florida and Pennsylvania, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., celebrating the Asian Lunar New ...

Ninety fundraisers scheduled over next two weeks

Ninety congressional fundraisers are planned over the next two weeks, including 34 for candidates running in close races, according to the Party Time database. The great majority of these events are in Washington, D.C. as candidates fundraise furiously during the last few days of this session. Party Time has logged 364 planned fundraisers since the start of September, and continues to add new fundraising invitations to the database as we receive them. Click here to see them all. To see a list of upcoming parties for candidates in close races, see below. Some notable examples include:

GOP insiders to fete Colorado's Norton

Next Monday in a Capitol Hill townhouse, a long list of GOP insiders are hosting a luncheon fundraiser for Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton. They include lobbyist Judy Black, wife of Charles Black (and Norton's brother in law), who was a top advisor to Sen. John McCain in his presidential bid; member-of- Congress-turned-lobbyist Susan Molinari; and Maria Cino, who helped organize the 2008 Republican convention. Many eyes are on the Colorado race, which will pit Norton, a former lieutenant governor, against the winner of a contested Democratic primary between Sen. Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff, who was speaker of the ...