I probably wouldn’t recommend them to take a contribution from Ray Rice, but it takes a LOT for a candidate to turn down money :)
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Does any politician plan on working today?
Not likely. PartyTime has logged no fewer than 17 political fundraising events today across the US. The marquee event has to be Kentucky Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes’ Hollywood fundraiser. Grimes, who is battling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a seat, heads to the seat of Democratic largess today for a $10,000 funder.
Check out the full list of events below, via our calendar:
Exciting news, partiers!
Political Party Time makes no secret of wanting to get the low down on as many parties as possible. So we absolutely love it when others partying aficionados jump in to scout out the 411 on far-flung festivities. And so we are extra excited to welcome Maine to the Political Party Time family!
The good folks at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting are PT’s first local partner in our never-ending endeavor to uncover the who, what, when and where of political fundraising. The Maine-specific project launched yesterday, and senior reporter Naomi Schalit has a fantastic and comprehensive roundupof how political parties go down in the Pine Tree State.
We can’t wait to see the dividends this team yields. In the meantime, for more on the partnership, check out MCPIR’s introductory post here.
Reunited and it feels so good.
fundraising political dream team Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney reunited last night in the name of the viral ALS ice bucket challenge. That’s as good a reason as any for us to head back into the PT Archives and recall Mitt’s glitzy fundraising days of 2012.
Two years ago today, Mitt touched down in the state of Arkansas for a funder in Little Rock. A $2,500 contribution would get you in the door. But those who upped the ante to $10,000 got a photo with the erstwhile GOP presidential hopeful, while $25,000 will get you entry into the “Chairman’s Reception.”
Will she or won’t she? Hill-Hill may be taking her time on the question of 2016, but one thing is for certain: the anticipation certainly isn’t hurting her stock.
The DSCC’s Women’s Senate Network just announced a new fundraiser with Hillary on the marquee. The funder is to take place at Hillary’s own home. And the cost of entry? A cool $10,000… to start.
For the low-low price of $32,000 (per couple), you get *priority seating* at the dinner. If an individual lays down that amount, he or she is also promised access to the DSCC’s “Signature retreats.”
Someone at the DNC really likes emoji. pic.twitter.com/55SUvCJ2uz— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance)August 20, 2014
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 receptions, pheasant 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!