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PT Round-up: Crist, Scott fundraise in Florida and Grimes goes to SoCal

Morning, partiers! It’s a good Monday around here in Party Time land – Congress’s social calendar is heating up. Lawmakers are shaking off the holiday break, warming up after the polar vortex and getting down to business … the business of fundraising, that is. This week, the two candidates vying to be Florida’s next governor continue their flurry of fundraising, while Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes heads to California for a Hollywood execs-hosted event. Plus, Ready for Hillary has a dance party, a New Jersey Senate candidate gets some help from Gov. Chris Christie and Wednesday’s Wizards/Heat game plays host to ...

Extra! Extra! PT Roundup, Pt. II: Florida, football, fundraising

Earlier today, Political Party Time reported on a slow start to the 2014 fundraising calendar. But we just learned of a development involving football, Florida and fundraising, and had to share with you, faithful partiers. Turns out Republican Gov. Rick Scott and newly minted Democrat Charlie Crist – who both want another four year lease on the Governor’s Mansion (Crist served as the Sunshine State's Republican governor before Scott)– are taking advantage of state excitement over Monday’s BCS National Championship. The candidates will be in sunny SoCal for the Florida State University vs. Auburn game, and are banking on deep ...

Happy New Year! Let's get this party started!

Hello, partiers, and Happy New Year! As the resident professional party patrollers, we hope you imbibed your fair share of bubbly and munched on plenty of toothpick-speared apps (the edible kind, technophiles!) during the holiday break. As Congress meanders back to Capitol Hill, Party Time is worried, seriously worried that about our solons' hangovers. The first full week of 2014 is shaping up to be a slow one on the party circuit. Could the lawmakers be partied out? Naaaah, we can see partying times ahead on our social calendar. Perhaps they feel it might be a tad unseemly to be ...

PT Roundup: 2013 year in review, oddball parties edition

Hey, did somebody say party? Yeah, we told you we were done for the year but as everybody togs up to say ta-ta to 2013, Party Time just had to get into the action. We've already given you our swell all-about-the-cash playlist. Now, as the old year winds down, we decided to indulge in our own version of Auld Lang Syne: a look back at the top 13 weirdest political fundraisers we heard about this year. (Got one that beats these? You know what to do.) In no particular order: - Remember that time when Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., had ...

PT Roundup: Beyonce, Breakfast, and Scott Brown

Hello partiers, and happy snowy December! Did we mention Beyonce's coming to town? And a few lawmakers are sticking around for the fun(draising)? As Congress winds down this unproductive year, we’ve had a few recent end o’ the year surprises, like a budget deal passing the House and heading to the Senate. In the midst of that development, one of the budget’s primary architects, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., even managed to pop down to sunny Florida for two fundraisers. Now that’s multitasking, folks. But the whirlwind of holiday-themed parties of the last few weeks is coming to a close, meaning ...