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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 ...

PT Round-up: Christie parties morning, noon and night in Obama town, Pelosi raises money for Keystone Stater; Boehner heads to the Tanning State, and a $1,000 hot dog

Happy Monday, you party animals! It’s a new week filled with new parties … but a lot of the same faces. To wit: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., continues to lend her support to some not-quite-national-spotlight races, while Gov. Chris Christie keeps up his busy fundraising schedule for the Republican Governors Association. Hey, if you’ve got bold-name party appeal, why not use it (and use it, and use it, and use it some more)? We bet there are lots more shindigs happening out there, so if you hear of anything, let us know – send us an email, or upload those ...

Congressional recess means home-state fundraisers

Now that members of Congress are on recess through Labor Day, they finally have a chance to party -- and fundraise -- with people in their own districts rather than the usual carousel of lobbyists and insiders that frequent Washington fundraisers. Take Chicago Democrat Mike Quigley, who unwittingly acknowleges this irony in an invitation for an upcoming fundraiser that he calls "His First Ever Trip to Sweet Home Chicago." Here's what he writes: "While I love bringing a taste of Chicago to my DC events with receptions featuring ...

Politicians Should Be Thankful for Fundraisers

As Thanksgiving rolls around next week, we should all honor the things and people we appreciate most in life. Take the time to count your blessings, share time with loved ones and pray for world peace. Or, you know, do what everyone else does: Eat way more than you should, watch way more football than you should, and fall asleep on the couch way earlier than you should. Nothing more American than that! Unfortunately for Party Time, it looks like politicians will be busy doing the same thing next week, leaving our database as empty as Hostess' bank account (goodbye, ...

Partying too hard? Did Romney sacrifice face time with voters for fundraising?

Partiers, you know we love a good bash, and no one has been more energetic in recent months than Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. That's why they were the top two partiers of 2012! But even we have to wonder - could they have partied too hard? Look at the record and you can't help but wonder whether the different fundraising styles of the president and his unsuccessful Republican challenger may have affected the outcome in swing states and thereby, the race for the White House. Since June of 2011, when Romney officially announced his candidacy for president, both his ...