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Schock Watch: Where has Rep. Aaron Schock been throwing fundraisers all these years?

The hits just keep on coming for Rep. Aaron Schock, the Illinois Republican whose once-shiny star has been tarnished by the office renovation heard ’round the world. Since the initial article last month about Schock’s “Downton Abbey”-inspired congressional digs, other stories have shown he spent boatloads on travel, rented private aircraft and has been lax (at best) about reporting gifts and spending. Party Time has found the four-term congressman a bit elusive, too, at least when it comes to collecting invitations to his fundraising events. Since coming to Washington in 2009, Schock has had fewer than 40 fundraisers since he ...

PT Round-up: Sen. Lindsey Graham "tests the waters" with a fundraiser, Emily's List honors Hillary Clinton, Rep. Gwen Moore parties with bankers and Republicans go big in Iowa

As most of the country braces for yet another cold snap, Party Time is here to assure you that the political fundraising season is only heating up. We’ve got a jam-packed week of political parties on the books, but we also know there must be more brewing out there. Friends, what are we missing and what have you heard about? Share with your friends at Party Time! You can upload invites right here, or email us whatever you’ve got. No matter what, we keep our sources 100 percent confidential, meaning you can always feel comfortable sharing. And now, a look ...

Will Jeb Bush, Chris Christie win over conservatives at CPAC 2015?

The Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off its four-day lovefest on Wednesday afternoon, with a fistful of Republican personalities and White House hopefuls aiming to solidify their conservative bona fides and connect with the party’s activists. The yearly confab, hosted by the lobbying organization the American Conservative Union, always promises plenty of red-meat speeches and presidential positioning. But with 2016 shaping up to be one of the more wide-open presidential contests in recent memory, this year’s agenda features a particularly long list of speakers. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Louisiana ...

PT Round-up: Sen. Amy Klobuchar throws a women’s breakfast, Kamala Harris fundraises in D.C., conservatives rally at CPAC and Jeb Bush- and Hillary Clinton-aligned super PACs party in Tampa

Congress is back from its “district work week” that found most members in their home states, and that can only mean one thing, party people: Our social calendar is packed with D.C. fundraisers. Yes, in between meetings and votes and floor speeches and media interviews, politicians will venture off Capitol Hill to glad-hand donors, aiming to fill up their campaign coffers for 2016. We’ve got a good amount of parties on the books this week, but what else have you heard about? Share whatever you’ve got with your friends at Party Time! You can email us or upload the goods ...

Sen. Joni Ernst headlines Arizona fundraiser for Sen. John McCain's 2016 campaign

Sen. John McCain takes advantage of Congress’ district work period this week with a fundraiser on Friday in his home state. The Arizona Republican will throw a high-dollar party in Scottsdale for his 2016 campaign, which would find him running for a sixth term in the Senate. Party organizers are calling the fundraiser a “winning women luncheon,” and a look at the bold-named lady attendees on the invite certainly drives home the idea. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst – a conservative darling since she shot onto the national stage last year with her memorable hog castration-themed TV ad about cutting government ...