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Money And Parties In Charlotte

From late-night receptions to tea parties, golf tournaments to boat rides, there's a lot of partying in Charlotte this week -- outside the convention hall. Kojo explores which groups are throwing parties and who they're inviting as they seek to influence Democratic Party politics.

DNC Fundraisers, Parties And Events

Sunlight Foundation's Party Time tracks political fundraising by collecting invitations -- sometimes directly from the beneficiaries or hosts -- and posting them publicly. These are some of the groups hosting events at the 2012 Democratic National Convention:

  1. Playbook Breakfast, hosted by POLITICO.

  2. AAJ Hospitality Suite, hosted by American Association for Justice Formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

  3. Group Runs with Run For Your Life, hosted by Run For Your Life.

  4. Gumbo Ya-Ya, hosted by Conventions 2012.

  5. U.S. Values and Interests in a Changing Middle East, hosted by American Jewish Committee.

  6. Celebrating Voting Rights - The Struggle Continues, hosted by the Georgia Democratic Party.

  7. A Night Out for Charlotte, hosted by Captain Jack Society.

  8. Ethel Screening, hosted by IMPACT Film Festival.

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