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Documenting the Political Partying Circuit
From the early hours of the morning until late in the evening, politicians are partying. Sunlight's PARTY TIME can help you find out who is partying, where and when.


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2012 Elections 2012 Presidential Race Super PAC • POSTED - 04.11.12 BY Breanna Edwards

Democratic super PACs partying together since last year

The decision by several major Democratic super PACs to join forces for fundraising, announced last month, apparently formalizes some long-standing collaboration.  PartyTime has gotten hold of an old invite which detailed the events for a briefing last October that brought together a number of top political fundraising organizations associated with the Democratic party and allied organizations.

The invite, which represents one of the first super PAC fundraisers to hit Sunlight’s PartyTime database, listed American Bridge 21st Century, America Votes, EMILY’S List, House Majority PAC, Priorities USA Action and the Senate Majority PAC.  The invitation described these PACs and super PACs as  organizations “working in collaboration to ensure the progressive electoral infrastructure has the tools and resources necessary to win in 2012.”

Listed as hosts for the event: were major Obama inaugural donors Reinier and Nancy Beeuwkes, Paul and Joanne Egerman and Barbara Lee, along with other major Democratic donors.

Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List and David Brock, the founder of American Bridge 21st Century, were listed as event speakers.

PartyTime wonders, how many more of these kind of meetings have taken place? Got an invite? Share it here.


Beneficiary: congressional candidate, lawmaker, or entity which collects funds raised at party

Host: person who is hosting party-often, but not always, a registered federal lobbyist

Venue Name: where the party is

Entertainment Type: type of gathering, such as "breakfast," "ski trip," "bowling"

Other Lawmakers Mentioned: lawmakers mentioned on invitation who are used as a draw for the event

Sunlight's Party Time is a project to track parties for members of Congress or congressional candidates that happen all year round in Washington, D.C. and beyond. (read more)

We also post information we receive about parties where members of Congress are expected to participate—such as convention or inaugural parties.

Since we don't hear about all the parties, you can also tell us if you know where the party is and we don't.