Posts tagged fundraisers
Posts tagged fundraisers
Members of Congress worked about two and a half days this week—right after their five weeks off for August recess—and boy do they need to unwind with some fundraisers. Here are this weekend’s events, via Sunlight Foundation’s Political Party Time:
A fancy weekend trip for Congressman Jeb Hensarling and his friends on Wall Street:
"In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. Six weeks later, campaign finance filings and interviews show, Hensarling was joined by representatives of the banking industry for a ski vacation fundraiser at a posh Park City, Utah, resort.
"The congressman’s political action committee held the fundraiser at the St. Regis Deer Valley, the “Ritz-Carlton of ski resorts” known for its “white-glove service” and for its restaurant by superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.”
On the Public Campaign Action Fund blog:
It’s a recess on Capitol Hill, which means it’s time to enjoy weekend outings with members of Congress—if you can afford the asking price.
At least five U.S. Senators are scheduled to hold fundraising events this weekend, with just two in their home state, according to invitations obtained by the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Party Time website.
Scott Prouty, the man behind the infamous Mitt Romney 47 percent video, told Ed Schultz last night why he released the video and we couldn’t agree with him more:
He said he felt that people who couldn’t afford to attend a high-priced fundraiser should get a chance “to find out what the candidate actually thinks.”
"It’s a cold gray February in Washington, so why not spend your weekend golfing in Florida, skiing in Wyoming, or wining and dining in New York City? A few members of Congress (and at least one candidate) are spending some time this weekend raising campaign cash—and you can join them for just a few thousand bucks."
"It’s good to be in Florida. It’s good to be in Miami," Pres Obama says as he appears at his 220th and last fundraiser of his campaign.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 11, 2012
Last night, President Obama attended his last fundraising event of the 2012 cycle. It was the 220th such event since announcing his re-election in Spring 2011.
While many congressional Republicans have been tripping over themselves to get away from Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R), a fundraising invitation obtained by Sunlight Foundation shows that K Street lobbyists may not share the same concerns.
He has three events scheduled in Washington, D.C. next week—a lunch and reception on Wednesday, October 3rd, and breakfast on Thursday, October 4th.
"Democrats flocking to their national convention will spend this week hobnobbing in Charlotte, N.C., with lobbyists, special interest groups and wealthy donors, just days after Republicans hosted their own party of all political parties in Tampa, Fla.
"In Charlotte, as in Tampa, behind-the-scenes receptions and other exclusive events allow the political elite to mingle with donors and special interests in a way that’s remarkable even by Washingtonstandards. Dozens of events are happening and scores of donors, lobbyists and corporate heads are mingling and sipping adult beverages in a loosely regulated setting."