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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: Justin Timberlake concert + fundraisers, Bill Clinton parties with Alison Lundergan Grimes, plus a gun giveaway and weekend trips

Happy Monday, party people! Aside from more congested streets in D.C., you know how we can tell that Congress is back from break? A super-busy social calendar. Yes, this town will be bustling again with senators and representatives doing good, old-fashioned legislating. But they’ll also manage to find some time for partying with anyone with a checkbook. Things get started right away, with three – count ’em, three – members of Congress getting their groove on during Monday night’s Justin Timberlake concert. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., will all attempt to bring ...

This Week’s Fundraisers: Super Bowl Getaway, Groundhog Day, Coffee and Bagels and more

Super Bowl Party in Indianapolis – Rep. John Conyers, Jr. D-Mich., and America Forward PAC is scheduled to head to Super Bowl XLVI to watch the New York Giants go against the New England Patriots. The $5,000 super fan package includes one Super bowl ticket and two tickets to attend a luncheon. Last year, the Moving America Forward PAC hosted a Super Bowl XLIV game and & Luncheon in Miami. Huskies vs. Hoyas – On Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is scheduled to be at a fundraiser at the Verizon Center to watch the UConn Huskies take on the Georgetown ...

Lawmakers Sing Along with Swift to Raise Cash

Looking to start August on a fundraising high note, seven members of Congress have fundraisers scheduled at a Taylor Swift concert at the Verizon Center next week. The Nashville songstress has two sold out shows on August 2 and August 3. Six members of Congress will be attending the August 2 performance. Republican senator John Thune, R-S.D, will join Republican representatives Jo Bonner, R-Ala., Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., Tom Price, R-Ga., and Kay Granger, R-Texas, in the Swift sing-along. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C,. is also scheduled to fundraise at the Swift show. The invitation to join the co-chair of the Blue ...

The fundraising March is on

The final push for campaign checks is in full swing, with Mar. 31 marking the end of the first quarter. That's when campaigns have to close their books and, within 15 days, report the contributions they received to the Federal Election Commission. Based on the invitations we have received so far, there are at least 500 fundraisers planned this month, the busiest month for such events since September 2010, which was just before the mid-term elections.

Number of Fundraisers each month (Graph)

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The above graph shows the number of fundraisers each month over the past year. Notice that ...