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PT Round-up: Debt retirement underway for Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, GOPers have their Monday Meeting and Sen. Mike Crapo fundraises with some R&R on the side

Party people, we did it – we made it through the midterms! As the dust settles on last Tuesday’s elections, Democrats are left licking some major wounds and (if they are doing it right) Republicans are still celebrating in the streets. There’s still plenty of analyzing and talking and post-mortem-ing to be done with the 2014 cycle, but Party Time is all about what’s next. For Tuesday’s winners and losers, next on the agenda is shaking off some of that annoying campaign debt, which means – you guessed it! – throwing a party. A big tip o’ the hat to ...

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 ...

Obama returns to partying, new committees kick off, and more

Updated 2/10, 12:38 p.m. ET He's baaaaack! That's right, Partiers, the Fundraiser-in-Chief has returned, committing himself to at least 14 parties this year to help his Democratic colleagues try and take control of Congress. Obama has proven himself to be the hands-down world's best at generating cash -- he was our 2012 Partier of the Year, collecting more than $1 billion overall -- and his presence will certainly boost the bottom line of any blue event. His efforts will especially benefit the DCCC, as the Democrats will be on the offensive in gaining a net 17 seats to take back ...

Get Off the Couch: Holiday Season Parties Begin!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Black Friday has launched that super-commercialized door-busting retail onslaught, also known as the holiday season. Much like shoppers rushing out at 4 a.m. to snag the best deals, politicians are hustling in the weeks after Election Day to throw parties and raise some serious holiday dough. Check out the highlights below, and send us your invites here! 2014, Start Your Engines If you thought you were safe from political campaigning, think again. Some politicians have already started preparing for their 2014 bids, beginning with some old fashioned partying. Class II Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., ...

This Week's Fundraisers: Breakfasts, Lunches, Receptions, Comedy and Concerts

The nation's lawmakers are at again this week. Sunlight has more than 30 fundraisers recorded in its database. Some of the highlights: Partying with the Prez: The Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be hosting two events this week. The first event, a private concert on Wednesday with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will be held in Newton, Mass. Tickets range from $2,500 to $10,000. Later in the week, the president himself will be attending an afternoon reception in South Portland, Maine. Tickets for the Friday event start at $100 for general admission. Morgan Griffith going hard: The GOP congressman, who recently ...