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PT Round-up: Iowa hosts most 2016 GOP hopefuls while Sen. Marco Rubio parties at the beach; Texas welcomes a new governor with a BBQ and Sen. Chris Coons fundraises over basketball

Hey, party people, hey! If you can believe it, we are already churning through January, combating the cold by keeping track of all of the hobnobbing happening at political parties. The theme of the year has been, so far, all about early-on angling by presidential hopefuls. The 2016 election is still 22 months away, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Sen. Marco Rubio from ramping up their fundraising operations. As always, Party Time is on the hunt for the latest developments on the party circuit. But as the fundraising fun ramps up after the ...

PT Round-up: Jeb Bush! Marco Rubio! Elizabeth Warren! Hillary Clinton! 2015 partying gets started with an eye on the 2016 presidential race

Happy New Year, party people! As we start out this snowy, chilly 2015, politicians are settling in at their new digs on Capitol Hill and navigating the uncharted territory of the 114th Congress. And we are finding that doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for some good, old-fashioned partying. Members of Congress are surprisingly mum when it comes to fundraising fun in these first few weeks of the session. (But if you’ve heard of anything brewing out there, please share with Party Time! Send us the goods right here.) In fact, the most noteworthy event on Party Time’s calendar ...

2016 watch: Jeb Bush's leadership PAC, Right to Rise PAC, to throw first fundraiser

Jeb Bush – former governor of Florida and likely 2016 presidential candidate – piqued the interest of political watchers everywhere this week when his newly formed leadership PAC sent out invitations for a fundraiser on Wednesday in Connecticut. As first reported by the CT Politics blog, invites to the reception called for contributions of up to $5,000. The event “will be an opportunity to discuss the Governor’s background, his future plans and most importantly, ask questions,” according to the emailed invitation obtained by CT Politics. Longtime Bush insiders Craig and Debbie Walker Stapleton are organizing the fundraiser in Greenwich, Conn., ...

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 ...