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PT Roundup: Beyonce, Breakfast, and Scott Brown

Hello partiers, and happy snowy December! Did we mention Beyonce's coming to town? And a few lawmakers are sticking around for the fun(draising)? As Congress winds down this unproductive year, we’ve had a few recent end o’ the year surprises, like a budget deal passing the House and heading to the Senate. In the midst of that development, one of the budget’s primary architects, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., even managed to pop down to sunny Florida for two fundraisers. Now that’s multitasking, folks. But the whirlwind of holiday-themed parties of the last few weeks is coming to a close, meaning ...

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 ...

Congressional Candidates in tight races step up fundraising drive

As they enter 2012, both members of Congress fighting to keep their seats and challengers are stepping up their fundraising for the upcoming primaries and the general elections. Either because of redistricting or a high profile opponent, several of these office holders are looking at tight races. In the run up to the elections, all eyes will be on the Massachusetts Senate race, between Sen. Scott Brown, who replaced Ted Kennedy after his demise, and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren. Brown has raised over $3.2 million in the fourth quarter in 2011. Since his Kick-off Reception and Dinner event in May ...

This Week's Fundraisers: Chaka Khan Sings, Holiday Soirees, Festive Treats, Ski Trip and more

Orange Julius - Today, Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., is scheduled to attend the National Orange Show Annual Awards Dinner in San Bernardino, Calif. To join Baca at this event, tickets range from $5,000 for PACs to $99 for individual contributions. Baca's fundraiser invitations appear frequently in the Party Time database. Tuesday Moneymakers – Tuesday is a popular day to fundraise this week for several members of Congress. Legendary R&B singer Chaka Khan is the featured entertainment at an evening concert at the Birchmere, where Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga. plans to raise cash. Cost is $85 for a ticket from Ticketmaster; ...

Warren Fights Wall Street and Opponents with Joint Fundraisers

Harvard professor and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is scheduled to have a joint fundraiser with Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., on Monday in Philadelphia at the Hyatt at Bellevue. Tickets to the luncheon reception start at $250 for individuals to $10,000 for PACs. Top Democratic donor Peter Buttenwieser is hosting this event. According to the Huffington Post, Buttenwieser wrote on the invitation, "I feel honored to have two such bright, principled, exceptional women join us on November 21st. It means a lot to our community. It will 'grow' us." According to the Federal Election Commission documents, Warren and Baldwin set ...