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Mitch McConnell Treats Executive to Breakfast in Capitol; Big Donation Follows

Hey, they waited a whole week!

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With 20,000 invites logged so far, Party Time turns 6!

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Hello party people! We interrupt our annual August nap for a birthday celebration. That’s right, folks: good old Party Time turns 6 today!

Six years ago to the day, we officially launched - and just look how far we’ve come!

To celebrate, we threw – what else? – a party to mark 6 years of keeping our finger on the political party pulse, collecting invites for all of those receptionspheasant hunts and get-togethers at Johnny’s Half Shell. Last year, we counted a total of 17,807 events in the Party Time database, but our latest check on the numbers shows we’ve now logged 19,631 invites. Whew!

Thanks for sending us all those sweet fundraising invites - and keep ‘em coming! Here’s to many more years of political partying!

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Party of the day: Breakfast Money for Paul Chabot

Republican Rep. Greg Walden and the NRCC taps into two of the nation’s foremost past-times — pancakes and Toby Keith — for a true red, white and blue fundraiser, held on behalf of wannabe-Rep. Paul Chabot.

See it on PartyTime.

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Nice to have some friends in high-profile places, eh Dems? 
The Hill rounds up the latest celebrity political ca$h, finding to nobody’s surprise that the Hollywood Hills are as blue as ever.

Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections, with A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand all coughing up blockbuster bucks.
The donations are largely aimed at keeping the Senate in Democratic hands. Republicans, who have the political winds at their backs, need to pick up six seats to win control of the upper chamber. 

Read more at The Hill.

Nice to have some friends in high-profile places, eh Dems? 

The Hill rounds up the latest celebrity political ca$h, finding to nobody’s surprise that the Hollywood Hills are as blue as ever.

Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections, with A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand all coughing up blockbuster bucks.

The donations are largely aimed at keeping the Senate in Democratic hands. Republicans, who have the political winds at their backs, need to pick up six seats to win control of the upper chamber. 

Read more at The Hill.

#The Hill #politic$

Is your grocery bill supporting your political opponents? Now you can avoid it.

Want to shop according to your politics? There’s an app for that.

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Fact of the day: Barack Obama may have set new records for presidential fundraising visits during his first term, but he’s lagging far behind Bill Clinton during his second. 
Wall Street Journal has a full rundown.

Fact of the day: Barack Obama may have set new records for presidential fundraising visits during his first term, but he’s lagging far behind Bill Clinton during his second. 

Wall Street Journal has a full rundown.

#politic$ #politics #Bill Clinton #Barack Obama

Golfing for green

“In politics, you try and raise money any way you can,” he explained “Golf is very popular.”

That’s a quote from New York Assemblyman William Barclay, R, in the Daily News’ recent profile of the swarm of fundraisers on the golf green — 21 for Albany campaign committees so far this season.

Golf is also popular on the federal fundraising circuit — there are literally hundreds of invitations to golf funders in our database. Check out a couple of our favorites below and explore PT’s fundraiser archive for more. 

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'Do Nothing' Congress Gets Busy - Raising Campaign Cash

More than 100 events! Don’t wear yourselves out before you hit the beach, guys!

Republicans and Democrats in Congress are holding at least 100 fundraisers in Washington in the days leading up to the August recess, according to fundraising lists obtained by ABC News, with senators who aren’t even on the ballot in 2014 holding events.

With contributions ranging from $50 to $5,000, Washington politicos can join representatives and senators for breakfast, lunch and dinner – or all three.

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This Week’s Political Partie$: Senate leaders duel; Rand rallies conservatives in Iowa; plus more…

Happy Monday! Time for a look at this week’s fundraising calendar

Welcome to August, a month known for its sweltering humidity and Congress’s enviable five-week summer recess. This week, we’re tracing the paths of some heavy hitters as they head out on “congressional recess” to listen to donors’ constituents’ concerns.

Notables: 

* Reid vs. McConnell: Reid heads to the Garden State to party it up with major money man David Norcross, while is Senate rival hits the campaign trail in… South Dakota. McConnell is a “special guest” at the fundraiser for the South Datoka GOP.

* Rand has a new book! That seems good enough reason to travel to Iowa for a book signing and fundraiser (or three), right? Nothing to do with 2016…

* Reps. Shimkus (Ill, not California) and Whitfield (also not California) head to.. California. Quoth the PT blog:

On Tuesday, Shimkus starts his four-day Napa getaway at the luxurious Solage Calistoga (you “may never want to leave,” the hotel’s website faux-warns). The invite promises five or six wine tours over two days, and a private tour bus for the wine tastings. But it’ll cost you: It’s $1,500 per person or $3,000 per PAC.

As Shimkus wraps up his NorCal retreat, Whitfield gets started with his similarly priced weekend in Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hills Hotel will play host as the congressman and donors hobnob during dinner, drinks and some quality time at a poolside cabana on Saturday.

Happy hunting, pols!

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