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"True Blood" and a political fundraiser? Yep.

Paging connoisseurs of politics and pop culture! Political Party Time heard through the grapevine (as in, from our cooler co-workers) that Sunday’s episode of “True Blood” featured a scene at a political fundraiser.

Turns out, a critical scene featured Eric and Pam at a fundraiser for Sen. Ted Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library (and led to a Twitter storm featuring a decidedly not-PG-rated twist on the word “Republican”). We thought this sounded like a too-crazy plot twist, until someone remarked that a political fundraiser seems like a perfectly logical place for vampires to hang out. Well said.

#true blood #fundraiser #ted cruz #george w. bush #eric and pam

Beer, bourbon, ice cream … it’s Party Time’s weekly roundup!

Ready them checkbooks, friends! Today kicks off a crazy-packed week of political fundraising on our social calendar. But, lucky for you, we’ve drilled down to the highlights in this week’s roundup: Get excited, because we’ve got Mr. and Mrs. Obama, beer, bourbon, ice cream, and the Grateful Dead.

#fundraiser #Michelle Obama #barack obama #beer #bourbon #ice cream #grateful dead

A guide to planning your summer vacation around political fundraisers

As you head into the weekend - and potentially start making some summertime plans - keep this article handy. We love the use of Party Time data to figure out where to vacation with politicians hoping to raise some campaign cash. Party on!

#Summer #summer vacation 2014

President and First Lady: Fundraising dynamic duo

As President Barack Obama wrapped up his fourth fundraiser in 24 hours, First Lady Michelle Obama got onboard the party train this afternoon.

The president has been courting donors in Colorado and Texas (which we talked about a bit on MSNBC yesterday). But Mrs. Obama is in a New York state of mind, in the Big Apple raising money for the Democratic National Committee. Every last detail is right here:

#Fundraiser #Colorado #Texas #New York City #barack obama #Michelle Obama #msnbc news


No big deal.

Tune into MSNBC at 10:45 ET to see our own expert Palmer “PartyTime” Gibbs talk political fundraisers and Political Party Time on Jansing & Co.

Don’t miss it!

#Politics #Fundraising #politics #Palmer Party Time GIbbs

Back in the (fundraising) saddle

Party Timers, after taking a Fourth of July-induced break from fundraising, politicians are back at it this week. The big story? President Barack Obama is going to do four fundraisers in 24 hours.

All the details are right here:

#Fundraising #barack obama

Are you ready for the … 2nd of July?

It’s every American patriot’s favorite holiday, where we can break out the BBQ, catch a parade and admire the spectacle of glorious fireworks display: the 2nd of July?

Yes, folks, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., has chosen the little-known 2nd of July rather than the actual holiday to host this summer funder

It’s got all the makings of a classic American cookout - hamburgers, hot dogs and … Texas Gov. Rick Perry! His appearance definitely makes the price worth it: the three prices to get in are $10 for individuals, $25 for families, and … uhhh, you know … ummm … Oops?

#independence day #fourth of july #fireworks

Raising those dollars with the greatest of ease

That daring congressman, on the flying trapeze. 

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., will be guiding donors through the “art and physics of TRAPEZE” at his Wednesday fundraiser. JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL.

#bill foster #trapeze #fundraisers #party time #Political party time #illinois

Partying like it’s 1969?

Hey Party Dudes and Dudettes! 

You the times they are a-truly-changing when the doobie caucus is getting into the influence game.

But one of our favorite sources passed along this invite, which was left on seats at the first-ever Cannibis Business Summit, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.

The price of admission is much lower than most of the funders we chronicle on Political Party Time, but there’s a minimum age.

Tomorrow’s funder for advocates of medical marijuana in Florida will be held at the law firm of Brian Vincente, one of the lead advocates behind the law that legalized the sale of marijuana in Colorado.

Allison takes Manhattan

Allison Lundergan Grimes, Senate hopeful from Kentucky, is journeying to the Big Apple next week. We’re betting she’ll take in the sites, snap some cool pics, and — oh yeah, raise money with some of Hollywood’s biggest donors.

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeff Katzenberg has contributed more than $5 million total to campaigns and super PACs, $3 million of which went to the Obama-linked Priorities USA. On June 23rd Katzenberg and Harvey Weinstein (who’s no slouch when it comes to campaign giving either) will host Lundergan Grimes at a cocktail fundraiser at the tony Waverly Inn in Manhattan.

Of course, rubbing shoulders with a future (?) senator and some major democratic donors will cost you more than your average night out on the town. Want to get in the door? That will be $2,600, please.      

Cocktails with Alison Lundergan Grimes by Sunlight Foundation

#Allison Lundergan Grimes #Mitch McConnell #Waverly Inn #New York City #Fundraising #Parties #KYSEN #Kentucky #Jeffrey Katzenberg #harvey weinstein