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PT Round UP: Murder Mysteries in NY, Rick Perry heads South, Scott Brown kicks off Senate Push

Hey party animals, just one week before we inflate the kiddie pool and break out the illegal fireworks! And while you’re still figuring out how much potato salad you can cram in your fridge, politicians from sea to shining sea are honoring our nation by collecting as many portraits of dead presidents as they can. On greenbacks, that is. Happy birthday America, it’s political party time! The past weekend saw one of the more innovative fundraisers to cross PT's desk lately: One New York state legislative candidate's very own “Who Dunnit?” murder mystery. That’s right, on June 29th, Rich Cocchiara, ...

PT Round-up: Alison Lundergan Grimes goes to N.Y.C., President Obama hits up donors in Minneapolis, New Hampshire Republicans have dueling fundraisers

Here we are, party people, deep into June of a midterm election year, which can only mean one thing: as the humidity keeps climbing, so does the tally of political fundraisers. Local and federal politicians are busy bees this week, partying all over the map, from New York to Colorado to Utah to Iowa. But even in the midst of this far-and-wide fundraising, one invite did manage to catch our eye and pique our interest. Illinois Rep. Bill Foster – Democrat by affiliation, physicist by trade – wants his donors to learn the art and physics of trapeze during a ...

PT Round-up: Jeb Bush parties in Ohio, Barack Obama does two fundraisers in New York, Christian conservatives go big in D.C.

Party people, we hope you rested up this weekend, because wowzers, do we have a full week of fundraisers for you. Folks with an eye on 2016 are coming out of the woodwork for some tactical party appearances, and some politicians from yesteryear are popping up, too, lending their name to invites for allies in need of an extra boost. Former President Bill Clinton, for example, is headlining a lunch on Monday in New York for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and then helping out longtime political buddy Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday at an event in Chicago. But the best ...

Party Time looks back at Rep. Eric Cantor's fundraising highlights (hint: there were lots in D.C.)

As the House of Representatives prepares to bid adieu to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor after his primary loss Tuesday night, Party Time has to admit: We are sad to see this partying fiend go. A quick look at Party Time’s data shows that Cantor and his leadership PAC have benefited from 49 fundraisers since 2006, a majority of them in Washington. And although that sure is a good amount of glad-handing donors and lobbyists, PT also knows that count is just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, we just learned that on the morning of his primary, Cantor ...

Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices:" Where she and her backers have been shaking the money tree

As Hillary Rodham Clinton dusts off her luggage set for a mega-book tour to hawk her latest manuscript, “Hard Choices,” and speculation mounts about whether it's a warm-up to a 2016 campaign, we at Party Time decided to pull together our own itinerary -- of Clinton's strategic fundraiser appearances we've tracked. For the well-traveled former secretary of state, most of those jaunts have required just an overnight bag, as she’s stayed close to her home turf of D.C. and New York. PT’s records show that last fall, Clinton attended a fistful of parties for Gov. Terry McAuliffe in the final ...