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PT Round-up: Debt retirement underway for Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, GOPers have their Monday Meeting and Sen. Mike Crapo fundraises with some R&R on the side

Party people, we did it – we made it through the midterms! As the dust settles on last Tuesday’s elections, Democrats are left licking some major wounds and (if they are doing it right) Republicans are still celebrating in the streets. There’s still plenty of analyzing and talking and post-mortem-ing to be done with the 2014 cycle, but Party Time is all about what’s next. For Tuesday’s winners and losers, next on the agenda is shaking off some of that annoying campaign debt, which means – you guessed it! – throwing a party. A big tip o’ the hat to ...

PT Round-up: Pre-election pasta; Sen. Roy Blunt has Election Day fundraiser and Sen. David Vitter cashes in on Disney magic

Hello, party people! It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for: The midterm elections are finally here! Politicians took advantage of the Halloween theme last week, trick or treating for cash in last-minute attempts to fill up their campaign coffers before Election Day. But with the balloting upon us, this week’s social calendar so far looks sparse compared to what we’ve seen in recent months. Even so, a few enterprising pols are getting started on the NEXT campaign. And, as the results come in on Tuesday night, Party Time expects to hear about plenty of shindigs that aim to fill ...

PT Round-up: Sen. Marco Rubio parties in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden is Boston strong, Hillary Clinton fundraises in New Hampshire, plus a panty party (sort of)

Party people, can you believe it? We are one week out from the midterms! After all of the ads, all of the money and all of the parties, it’s down to the voters, who seem to be prepping for Election Day with a resounding “meh.” Gallup recently reported that voter enthusiasm is way down this cycle, while a Pew study found that just 15 percent of Americans are “closely following news” about the midterms. But despite those odds, politicians continue to crisscross the country for campaign cash. Although our social calendar is less packed than in recent weeks, our best ...

PT Round-up: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama hit up ATM states; Rand Paul, Chris Christie party in Iowa; Rick Scott beats the FanGate heat with a Florida fundraiser

Hey, party people, hey! The whirlwind of pre-midterm political fundraising continues this week, with another packed social calendar that takes us from Illinois to Iowa, from California to the Carolinas. It’s crunch time, folks, so ready those checkbooks! While most politicos are hitting the road for ATM states (New York, California) or key presidential primary pockets (South Carolina, Iowa), we have to salute one guy heading to the beach – on a Wednesday, no less. Sen. Bob Menendez is throwing a two-day retreat for his leadership PAC at the Ritz-Carlton in Puerto Rico, with tickets going for $5,000 a pop. ...

PT Round-up: Donald Trump goes to Iowa, President Obama and Vice President Biden fundraise for Democrats, and Govs. Christie and Jindal party for fellow GOPers

Hello party people! As the march toward midterms continues, so does politicians’ cross-country cash grab. Your elected representatives are working hard for the money, partying big time with deep-pocketed donors and bringing in dough at a breakneck pace. In fact, one of the best indicators of a packed party schedule is a look at what events didn’t make our weekly highlight list. A fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (headlined by Hillary Clinton, no less!) and a shoot-out at a gun club for Colorado State Senate candidate Ray Scott didn’t even make the cut. Friends, that’s saying something. Even ...