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PT Round-up: Politicians stay on their home turf and throw homegrown parties

As the Senate and House continue their two-week vacation – oops, we mean “constituent work week” – Party Time’s social calendar continues to look quite thin. But with Passover and Easter celebrations winding down this week, politicians are starting to get back into the swing of things, partying for dollars while in their home districts. Our schedule, usually overflowing with D.C.-based shindigs, boasts of fundraisers from New Hampshire to Arizona, from New York to Louisiana. That reminds us, faithful party people: Let us know what’s happening in your home states this week! Is your senator or representative shaking the local ...

Political Party Time Gone Wild: Fundraisers go on spring break, and so do we

Hello partiers! Congress is out for the week, members are back in their home districts and our social calendar is very, very thin. It’s a week full of holy holidays – or spring fun, depending on your inclination – and politicians seem to be taking a break from the fundraising hustle and bustle. That being said, if you hear of any under-the-radar parties, you know what to do: share! Let us know what’s going on out there by emailing us or uploading invites here. But before we call it a day and take a little spring break ourselves, we couldn’t ...

PT Round-up: Après McCutcheon, le party deluge?

Party people, welcome to the first Monday after McCutcheon. We are bracing ourselves for an influx of fundraiser invites, seeing as the Supreme Court gave a heave-ho to that pesky cap on aggregate contributions. Now, anyone can dole out big-time bucks to federal candidates and political parties, limits be damned! Get ready to make it rain, K Street. This only means more parties, friends. As politicians’ call lists grow, expect more invites to receptions at Johnny’s Half Shell, meet-and-greets at Tortilla Coast, and luncheons at Bistro Bis. (In the market for a creative way to get out of writing another ...

PT Round-up: Old home weeks for Obama and Clinton; Oprah comes to Virginia, Rick Scott parties in Florida

Hello, party people, and happy Monday! Are you still exhausted from last week’s frenzied fundraising schedule? In our last update, we reported that 28 parties were keeping politicians busy, but after a little help from our friends (hint: that’s you!), that count bumped up to 40 parties. That’s a lot of schmoozing, folks. The legislators asking for your money seem to need a bit of a breather, too. The social calendar really hit the breaks this week, although some big names are still on the schedule. After his extensive travels in Europe and Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama hops on ...

PT Round-up: Mitt Romney returns to the fundraising circuit, Thom Tillis comes to D.C., and Rep. Joe Garcia has three parties in three days

They’re baaaaack! Party people, Congress is returning to D.C., so, obviously, the best way to celebrate is with a fundraiser … or two … or three. Our social calendar blows up this week with 28 parties as politicians come back to Capitol Hill after their weeklong recess. Ready them checkbooks! This week also ushers in installments of two recurring fundraisers for Republican congressmen. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., has his first of nine breakfast funders on Thursday morning at the Capitol Hill Club. If you throw down $5,000, you get two seats at each of the monthly breakfasts, cleverly titled the ...