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PT Roundup: President Obama fundraises in Florida, Sen. Ted Cruz goes to Iowa, and Allen West's Black Tie Boot Camp in Palm Beach

Party people, we’ve got another packed schedule of fundraisers upon us. Looks like Congress is taking advantage of its week away from Washington to shake the money tree in warmer locales: Texas, Arizona, California and Florida are all on the calendar. These politicians sure do know how to make the best of their time off the clock. The one exception to the outside-of-the-District trend is Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Fete in Fairfax on Monday. According to Party Time’s data, this is the second themed St. Paddy’s Day shindig on the books this year. ...

PT Round-up: 'Tis the season for politicians to party hard for campaign cash

Hello partiers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a political fundraiser or two? That’s certainly on Congress’s mind this week, even if it’s just a distraction from yet another looming budget battle. In fact, the Republican leader of the budget negotiations, Rep. Paul Ryan, will start out the week shaking the (palm) trees for cash in the Sunshine State. According to St. Petersblog, Ryan will breakfast Monday in the Orlando area with Republican supporters and members of Congress at the home of Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. The same day, Ryan ...

PT Round-up: Republicans and Chris Christie party hard, Grimes fundraises in Kentucky

Good morning, partiers! Still feeling sleepy from all of that turkey and Black Friday shopping? Well, pour yourself another cup of coffee and get ready for some fundraising festivities because it’s going to be a busy December – we’ve counted 44 parties on the books so far, and most are during the first two weeks. We are certain more shindigs are brewing out there, so, as always, let us know what we’re missing. If you are in the mood for some holiday-themed gatherings, you’re in luck. On Wednesday, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., will have an Italian-Style Holiday Reception while Rep. ...

PT Round-up: Obama, Biden go on pre-Thanksgiving fundraising spree

Hello partiers, and Happy Thanksgiving! The latter part of the week promises to be filled with turkey and trimmings, but before that, there’s some fundraising to be done. The country’s number one and number two are hoping to cash in on some major donors’ feelings of holiday-induced goodwill on Monday and Tuesday. President Barack Obama is slated to attend four fundraisers in California, and Vice President Joe Biden will lunch with fellow Dems in downtown Chicago. Obama is making the most of his West Coast travels. On Sunday, he attended a $20,000-per-person "discussion" at the home of philanthropists/Zumiez creator Sonya ...

This Week's Fundraisers: From Manhattan to Big Sky country, lawmakers party for donations

Massive DCCC event to celebrate Pelosi: Members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and their hosts will be flood New York City's Palace Hotel on Monday for a conference and luncheon in honor of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's 25 years of service in Congress. The event will feature Pelosi, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel, more than 20 members of Congress, along with nine female congressional candidates from across the country. Tickets range from $250 to $30,800. Prepping for St. Paddy's Day: Although the official day for celebrating is a little more than a week away, that isn't stopping some of ...