Lawmakers set to host fundraisers focused on Nats' World Series trip

Lawmakers set to host fundraisers focused on Nats' World Series trip
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Lawmakers are taking advantage of the Washington Nationals going to the World Series with a number of them, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor Progressive group knocks McConnell for talking judicial picks during coronavirus Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill MORE (R-Ky.), planning fundraisers centered around the team's appearance. 

The World Series begins Tuesday with the Nationals scheduled to play on the road against either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros.

The Nationals will host Game 3, Game 4 and, if necessary, Game 5 at Nationals Park Friday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 27.

McConnell, who is up for reelection in 2020, is holding a fundraiser at Games 3 and 5 in the AT&T Suite in Nationals Park. Tickets to both the Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 are $10,000 and a ticket for Game 5 only is $5,000, according to the invite obtained by The Hill.

Checks should be made out to McConnell for Majority Leader and the invite notes that tickets are limited.

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Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseAmerica's governors should fix unemployment insurance Mnuchin emerges as key asset in Trump's war against coronavirus House Republican urges Pompeo to take steps to limit misinformation from China on coronavirus MORE (R-Neb.), who is up for reelection in 2020, is slated to hold a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 27, for Game 5 of the World Series. Tickets are $5,000 from PACs and $3,500 from individual contributions, according to the invite obtained by The Hill. 

The Nebraska senator also held a fundraiser on Oct. 6 during the first round of the MLB playoffs and charged $1,500 for PACs and $1,000 in individual contributions for one ticket.

Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Students with disabilities could lose with COVID-19 stimulus package Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE (D-Va.), an area senator who is up for reelection in 2024, is slated to hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26, for tickets to Game 4 of the World Series. Tickets are available for donations of $5,000 each to his political action committee, Common Ground PAC, and the fundraiser will take place in a suite at the park, according to the invite obtained by The Hill.

Taylor Hennings, who worked as a fundraiser for Kaine in his 2018 election, is organizing the event. She is now working for Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Hillicon Valley: Thousands of Zoom recordings exposed online | Google shares location data to counter virus | Dem senator pushes jobless benefits for gig workers | Twitter takes down 20,000 fake accounts MORE (D-Va.), who is up for reelection. Warner’s campaign told The Hill it is not hosting any fundraiser at the World Series games. 

Sen. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungRand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis sends shockwaves through Senate GOP lukewarm on talk of airline bailout Trump, GOP scramble to keep economy from derailing MORE (R-Ind.), who is up for reelection in 2022, is also slated to hold a fundraiser for Game 4. Tickets are $5,000 from PACs and $2,500 in individual contributions, according to the invite obtained by The Hill. Political fundraiser Erin Casey French is organizing the event.

Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonTrump's ambitious infrastructure vision faces Senate GOP roadblock  GOP lawmaker touts bill prohibiting purchases of drugs made in China Wisconsin Republican says US must not rely on China for critical supplies MORE (R-Ark.), who is also up for reelection in 2022, is slated to hold a fundraiser for Game 5. Tickets are $5,000 from PACs and $3,500 in individual contributions, according to the invite obtained by The Hill.

Laura Rizzo, a political fundraiser with the Rizzo Dukes Group, is organizing the event. They ask for checks made out to Cotton for Senate or his PAC, the Republican Majority Fund. 

House Democrats are also taking advantage of the D.C. baseball team making its first appearance in the World Series. 

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.Frank Joseph PalloneOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments Obstacles remain for deal on surprise medical bills This week: House impeachment inquiry hits crucial stretch MORE (D-N.J.) is slated to hold a fundraiser on Oct 25 for Game 3. Tickets are $5,000, according to the invite obtained by The Hill, and Justin Davey, a political consultant, is organizing the event.

Additionally, Rep. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyPelosi scrambles to secure quick passage of coronavirus aid Sunday shows preview: State governors and top medical officials prepare for next week of COVID-19 response Members of House GOP leadership self-quarantining after first lawmakers test positive MORE (D-Fla.) is slated to hold a fundraiser for Game 5. Tickets are also $5,000 and Davey is planning her event as well, according to the invite obtained by The Hill. 

None of the campaigns responded to The Hill's request for comment.

Updated at 5:50 p.m.