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PT Round-up: Iowa hosts most 2016 GOP hopefuls while Sen. Marco Rubio parties at the beach; Texas welcomes a new governor with a BBQ and Sen. Chris Coons fundraises over basketball

Hey, party people, hey! If you can believe it, we are already churning through January, combating the cold by keeping track of all of the hobnobbing happening at political parties. The theme of the year has been, so far, all about early-on angling by presidential hopefuls. The 2016 election is still 22 months away, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Sen. Marco Rubio from ramping up their fundraising operations. As always, Party Time is on the hunt for the latest developments on the party circuit. But as the fundraising fun ramps up after the ...

PT Round-up: Après McCutcheon, le party deluge?

Party people, welcome to the first Monday after McCutcheon. We are bracing ourselves for an influx of fundraiser invites, seeing as the Supreme Court gave a heave-ho to that pesky cap on aggregate contributions. Now, anyone can dole out big-time bucks to federal candidates and political parties, limits be damned! Get ready to make it rain, K Street. This only means more parties, friends. As politicians’ call lists grow, expect more invites to receptions at Johnny’s Half Shell, meet-and-greets at Tortilla Coast, and luncheons at Bistro Bis. (In the market for a creative way to get out of writing another ...

PT Round-up: Conservatives party hard in Baltimore, GOP rallies around Mike McFadden, Sen. Mark Udall fundraises in Florida and New York

Hey, party people, hey! It has been a busy few weeks on the party circuit, and we love hearing about all of the fundraiser details: What was on the menu for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit? How were Rep. Tom Price’s dance moves at the Justin Timberlake concert? (Know more details, or have some invites to share? Send it all here.) This week is shaping up to be a bit more traditional, with your run-of-the-mill luncheons and receptions. But even those can get interesting once you throw in a boldfaced politician or two, such as the fundraiser-in-chief himself: President Barack ...

This Week’s Fundraisers: Newt Gingrich in Florida, Birthday Celebration for Bilbray and Breakfast with Rangel

Newt in the Sunshine State – After coming off his victory in the South Carolina Primary win, the former speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is scheduled to attend the 2012 Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday. Gingrich is listed on the invitation as the honored guest and speaker at the fundraiser that benefits the Orange County Republican Executive Committee. For more on upcoming presidential fundraisers, check out our fundraiser tracker. Washington Capitals Game - Capitals and Bruins fans, Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., will be at the game tomorrow at the Verizon Center. Happy Birthday! - Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., is ...

This Week’s Fundraisers: Welcome Back Congress, Presidential fundraisers in South Carolina, Lunch with Harry Reid and more

Capitol Hill will return to its hustle and bustle this week as members of Congress return from the holidays. Many will return to their schedule of attending meetings and hearings, but they will also be attending fundraisers in what promises to be a busy election year. South Carolina or Bust! –Presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are scheduled to attend fundraisers benefiting local Republican parties South Carolina. On Tuesday, the Florence County Republican Party will be hosting Coffee with Gingrich and another fundraiser featuring Perry later in the day. The candidates will be spending more time in South Carolina ...