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It’s happening a week early, but no matter - tonight’s the night for Rep. Pascrell’s annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Don your green clothes, get ready to drink some green bevs, and prepare to fork over some of your own green for the New Jersey congressman’s reelection committee.
Erin go Bragh!
Happy Monday, party people! Our weekly roundup of political fundraisers is heavy on the Democratic side - President Obama is in New York City for DNC and DSCC fundraisers, Rep. James Clyburn is having a D.C. dinner, and Sen. Bob Casey heads to Florida on Friday for a Spring Training Weekend. Check out the details here: http://snlg.ht/1cqdYVb
The Federal Election Commission, throttled of late by Chinese hackers and staffing shortages, would receive $67.5 million during fiscal year 2015, according to Obama’s [new budget] plan.
That’s $500,000 less than the FEC formally requested. It’s also millions of dollars less than the agency needs to fill numerous job vacancies and return to last decade’s staffing levels, and to clear an estimated 2.1 million-page backlog of unprocessed campaign filings.
No this isn’t the name of an adorable nursery rhyme. It’s a recurring fundraising fête thrown for Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., by his friends at the Erickson Company.
While we’re the first to agree that alliteration is fun, it may be time for a new fundraising schtick: Party Time records show the Maryland Senator has been the recipient of at least 20 “Bagels with Ben" fundraisers since 2008.
Three Republicans walk into a Justin Timberlake concert …
No, that’s not a joke, and yes, that’s actually a thing that’s happening tonight. Rep. Michael Grimm, Rep. Richard Hudson and Rep. Tom Price will all be hosting fundraisers at J.T.’s concert at the Verizon Center. You can’t make it up.
(You should check out what else is happening this week in the world of political fundraising in Party Time’s weekly roundup!)
VP Joe Biden was in Minneapolis for a DNC fundraiser on Wednesday, tickets started at $15,000. Here’s what his guests chowed down on, via Minneapolis City Pages:
George Clooney will be at the White House tonight for a screening of his new movie, The Monuments Men. We’re sure it’s completely unrelated, but remember when the actor hosted a fundraiser for Pres. Obama that brought in $15 million … in one night?
Happy Valentine’s Day, partiers!