‘Tis the season for joy, fundraising


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the ranking member on the Energy and Natural Resources panel, hosts a fundraising breakfast on Dec. 10 at Charlie Palmer. Or you could wait and get a place at Murkowski’s “Annual Iditarod Kick-off and Skiing Weekend” in Anchorage from March 6-8.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is holding a fundraising dinner at Oyamel on Tuesday. Tennessee’s senior senator and Environment & Public Works Committee member, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R), is having a lunch at Bistro Bis on Thursday. He’ll be joined by Howard Baker, a former Republican senator from Tennessee and chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a big proponent of ethanol and big critic of climate change legislation, is holding a fundraising breakfast at Johnny’s Half Shell on Dec. 8. Meanwhile, the National Mining Association’s PAC is holding a breakfast for Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of the Agriculture Committee, on Dec. 8 at its offices.

And Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a member of both the Agriculture and Finance committees, is hosting an “NYC Weekend” from Dec. 12-13. It costs $1,000 for individuals to attend.