It's a day that ends in Y, that means there are plenty of fundraisers. And, honestly, too many to list today! Here's a sampling.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair, is had breakfast at Charlie Palmer Steakhouse (Steak and eggs I guess?). Tickets range from $500 to $5,000. So far this cycle, Rep. Van Hollen has raised more than $1.2 million. He may raise a lot of money, but he's also a co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act, legislation that would get members of Congress out of the fundraising game. He knows the system is broken.
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Penn.) had a "Cup of Joe with Congressman Joe Pitts" this morning too at the Capitol Hill Club, blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Pitts has raised $384, 215 so far this cycle, with health care and communications/electronics interests among his top donors.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), vice chair of the DCCC, also held a fundraiser breakfast this morning at the offices of lobby powerhouse Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP. In the first quarter of 2010, some of Akin Gump's clients included insurance and health care interests, chemical companies, and electric utility interests. So far this cycle, she's raised $952,494 in campaign cash.
Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) hosted an event at the National Democratic Club townhouse today, with suggested contributions raising from $500 to $2,000. Rep. Arcuri has raised $912, 323 so far this cycle. Rep. Arcuri is also a co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act.
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) had a "Financial Services Industry Dinner" tonight at Acadania restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Rep. Calvert, who voted against financial industry reform last fall, has received nearly $150,000 from that industry just this election cycle--the second largest sector donating to his campaign.
Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.) had lunch today at Bistro Bis, with suggested contributions at $500 or $1,000. Rep. Young has raised nearly $300,000 this election cycle, with more than $50,000 coming from Wall Street interests.
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) had lunch today at a fundraiser hosted by lobbyists Krista Stark and Norma Kaehler. Rep. Graves has raised more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions this cycle, with transportation and agribusiness industries providing the most contributions.
Rep, Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) had a "Telecom Lunch" today at Sonoma Wine Bar on Capitol Hill. Rep. Rogers, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee that oversees telecommunications policy, has raised over $1 million in campaign cash this cycle.
All campaign finance data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics. Fundraiser data provided from Sunlight Foundation's PoliticalPartyTime.org.