Dems turn to lobbyists for cash in first in-person DNC fundraiser of Covid era
With Daniel Lippman
DNC MARKS A RETURN TO IN-PERSON FUNDRAISING: Eighteen months into the pandemic, the Democratic National Committee is set to hold its first in-person, indoor fundraising event this week, turning to K Street to haul in cash ahead of what is sure to be an expensive midterm cycle, your host reported this weekend. The high-dollar affairs on Wednesday will feature a reception in honor of new DNC Chair Jaime Harrison — himself a former lobbyist — and a performance by legendary singer-songwriter Carole King.
— The reception will be hosted by Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, the former ambassador to Portugal and a bundler for President Joe Biden. According to an invitation obtained by POLITICO, the physical location of the fundraiser will be provided upon RSVP. Tickets will cost $1,000 to get in the door, according to the invitation, but attendees can pay $5,000 to be listed as a supporter or $10,000 to be listed as a friend. And for K Streeters who have been starved of…