The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Pay-to-play D.C. Culture from the Preeminent Expert in the Field

A recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 31 through November 4, 2011.

Herman Cain's Got 999 Problems, but a Fundraising Pitch Ain't One

"In the last 24 hours, the Friends of Herman Cain campaign has had the single best day of fundraising since the start of the campaign," Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday night.

Job Creators Caucus Chair Skips Out Early on His Own Jobs Fair

"Not now job-seekers, gotta run to fundraiser." Those words might as well have come from House Republican Job Creators Caucus Chair, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.). It seems Congressman Ribble, a former small business man who helped form the Job Creators Caucus, had more important things to do than to stick around his own free jobs fair.

Scott Brown holding fundraiser with financial industry lawyers

We reported recently that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) held a cocktail party fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists not long after big banks declared war on the candidacy of Brown’s possible opponent, consumer advocacy Elizabeth Warren.

Public Campaign Action Fund has gotten hold of another fundraising invite for Brown (embedded at the bottom of this post). He'll be taking cash at a Boston law firm that counts banks and other Wall Street companies as clients.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Third Quarter Fundraising

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 17 through October 21, 2011.

Supercommittee Co-Chair Offering Season Pass for $5k

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, will be holding a fundraiser for his JEBFund leadership PAC on Tuesday with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).

According to Politico Influence, $5,000 will get you “admittance to all 2011 JEBFund events.”

That’s right ladies and gentleman, for the low, low price of $5,000 you too can have a season pass to the supercommittee co-chair.

Kerry Keeps His Word

A man of his word. The third quarter fundraising totals for members of Congress have been released, and records show that supercommittee member, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has kept his pledge to give up fundraising for himself while the deficit commission conducts its work.

Supercommittee Member Dave Camp's 3rd Quarter Fundraising

Supercommittee member Dave Camp (R-Mich) has filed his third quarter fundraising numbers. While this isn’t a full analysis, here are some things that stuck out.

Freshman GOPers a Quick Study in D.C. Fundraising Culture

"They might be rookies, but freshman Republicans are becoming Washington fundraising pros."

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

That’s the message a prominent Washington, D.C. lobbyist told the New York Times today when asked what he’s telling his clients about how to influence the members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee.”