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Oddball PT Round-up: Party Time's top 10 zaniest political fundraisers of 2014

Party people, the year is quickly drawing to a close and you know what that means: A look back at the best – as in, creative/kooky/oddball – parties of 2014! (If you know of a winner that we don’t have, you know what to do! Send it right here.) As we thumb through the year that was, we are struck by all of the strategic partying that went down, especially in the run-up to the midterms. We watched potential 2016-ers Hillary Clinton, outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., crisscross the country and ...

PT Round-up: Sen. Rand Paul headlines Mississippi fundraiser, more debt retirement parties and some expensive pancakes

With the holidays fast approaching and the midterms officially wrapped up after Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana, politicians seem to have their eyes squarely on their impending winter break. But before they hit the road for home, members of Congress will cram in some last minute partying this week. And so, faithful party people, this will be the final regular post of the year for Party Time. We’ll be back after the holidays, ready as ever for all of the zany and creative ways politicians plot to bring in the campaign cash. We are confident the 114th session will be just ...

PT Round-up: Dueling fundraisers for Landrieu, Cassidy; Ready for Hillary parties on; and holiday-themed get-togethers

Hey, party people, hey! After a spat of post-midterm thank you parties and debt retirement receptions, Capitol Hill denizens took a break from the fundraising circuit for some turkey time in their home districts. But don’t worry; Thanksgiving didn’t turn members of Congress into a bunch of softies. They are back at it this week, hitting up donors for some of that cold, hard campaign cash. We’ve got a good number of parties on the calendar, but we are sure there are more out there. What have you heard about, PT friends? Upload invites right here, or email us the ...

Extra! Extra! Party Time learns Sen. Mary Landrieu to throw two D.C. fundraisers, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Bob Dold to retire campaign debt, and Rep. Ken Buck to thank old donors and ask for cash from new friends

Party people, we asked and you answered! When we last checked in, this week’s social calendar was shockingly thin. We were sure it indicated that parties were still in the planning stages, not that politicos had given up on the joys of fundraising. And, sure enough, we recently caught wind of a fistful of funders that filled out our pre-Thanksgiving break calendar. We’d like to send out a hearty huzzah to the Party Time friends who floated us the invites – thank you! PT is always on the lookout for more fundraiser info, so if you hear of political party ...

Party Time's post-midterms funk, aka share those fundraiser invites!

Hello, party people! Everyone, and we mean everyone, seems to be coming down from the high of midterm mania. The District is settling into a chilly autumn, members of Congress are hunkering down for week two of their lame duck session, and President Barack Obama just returned to D.C. after a week of travel to Asia and Australia. Party Time’s social calendar is shockingly thin after a spate of parties last week that aimed to cut down some campaign debt and welcome new faces to Capitol Hill. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., threw back-to-back parties in D.C.: one billed as a ...