Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell kicked off the lame-duck fundraising circut with a dinner this week.
“The fundraising never stops in Washington,” said Adam Smith, a spokesman for Public Campaign. “These lobbyists are trying to influence this debate and there’s no better way to make your case than by handing over a $1,000 check to a Member of Congress.”
An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated that Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) was holding a fundraiser this weekend in Florida. He is not and is in his district.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.