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PT Round-up: Who has Sen. Pat Roberts, former POTUS Bill Clinton, Sen. Mark Udall, Speaker John Boehner, 20K invites and wants more?? Read on!

Hello, party timers! It's the last full week of September, and politicians prepping for their midterms with – you guessed it! – fundraisers galore. But any faithful readers of this blog know it’s never just about the election right in front of us. Sure, Republican Scott Brown (former Massachusetts senator, current New Hampshire Senate candidate) is throwing a reception on Thursday in Manhattan for his November race. But two other prominent GOPers with their eyes on the White House are lending some strategic support this week at parties in the swing state of Virginia. On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ...

PT Round UP: Murder Mysteries in NY, Rick Perry heads South, Scott Brown kicks off Senate Push

Hey party animals, just one week before we inflate the kiddie pool and break out the illegal fireworks! And while you’re still figuring out how much potato salad you can cram in your fridge, politicians from sea to shining sea are honoring our nation by collecting as many portraits of dead presidents as they can. On greenbacks, that is. Happy birthday America, it’s political party time! The past weekend saw one of the more innovative fundraisers to cross PT's desk lately: One New York state legislative candidate's very own “Who Dunnit?” murder mystery. That’s right, on June 29th, Rich Cocchiara, ...

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 ...