Federal Politics

Published — October 24, 2000 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Thanks to sponsors, GOP threw twice the party the Democrats did

Introduction

Officially, thousands of delegates, legislators and elephant banner-wavers swarmed Philadelphia from July 31 to Aug. 3 to crown George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as the Republican ticket for 2000. But like its Democratic counterpart in August, this year’s Republican National Convention seemed to be nearly as much about corporate America’s penchant for party throwing as with anointing its presidential and vice presidential nominees.

In this respect, the only major difference between the two political parties was that the Republicans seemed to party harder, with nearly double the number of private receptions, parties and other celebrations than the Democrats had in Los Angeles.

More than 300 events, separate from the convention’s official program, were hosted or sponsored by large companies seeking access to specific politicians, and most were invitation-only. Committee chairs, party leaders and up-and-coming lawmakers were courted by AT&T, Philip Morris, DaimlerChrysler, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin Corp. – all of whom also subsidized the Democratic convention – and countless other companies and political action committees.

Whether it was fly fishing with House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., dining on House Majority Whip Tom DeLay of Texas’ Union Pacific-sponsored hospitality train, or partying with the band Blues Traveler at Coca-Cola and Continental Airlines’ expense, large individual and corporate donors rubbed shoulders and swayed hips with Republican leaders all week.

Viacom, Philip Morris and the Walt Disney Co. were just a few of the corporations that sponsored a Mardi Gras party in honor of the House Commerce Committee’s retiring chairman, Thomas Bliley of Virginia. The 15-plus sponsors – who all have legislation pending before the committee, or could be affected by the committee’s decisions – are betting that party host Representative Billy Tauzin of Louisiana will become the next chairman if the Republicans retain their majority.

Officials at the three national fund-raising committees for the Republicans – the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) – were silent when asked about the private events they hosted, who underwrote them, and what the purpose or financial outlays were.

The RNC did, however, provide The Public i with a “Master Calendar of Events” that listed more than 300 parties, receptions, brunches, luncheons, dinners, golf outings and other activities during the convention week, most of which required special invitations.

What follows, culled from news reports, nonprofit watchdog groups and Republican Party organizations, is the most comprehensive list of private Republican convention events.

The watchdogs included the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group based in Washington, D.C., which provided information on convention events and donors.

On October 2, the city’s nonpartisan convention organizer, the Philadelphia 2000 Host Committee, reported it had received more than $60 million in cash and in-kind gifts during the convention from corporate and individual donors. It is required by law to disclose the donors behind the cash and gifts to the Federal Election Commission.

However, those events underwritten by corporations and individuals are not subject to public disclosure, an FEC official said.

Republican National Convention Events

1. Salute to the House Republican Leadership featuring Earth, Wind and Fire performing, Sunday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee

Donors of $5,000 and more were invited Sponsor: Qwest Communications International, Inc. (Qwest is a broadband Internet company that recently purchased U S West)

Location: Penn’s Landing, Waterfront

2. Breakfast with NRCC Chairman Representative Tom Davis (Va.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner (Va.), Monday, July 31, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee

Sponsor: TRW, Inc. (TRW, Inc. is a defense contractor lobbying for a $60 billion national defense program)

Location: Airport Marriott

3. Luncheon Saluting NRCC Chairman Tom Davis, July 31, Noon – 2 p.m.

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

4. Hospitality Suite open to donors, July 31, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

5. Fly Fishing Trip with House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), Tuesday, August 1, morning

Host: House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s Keep Our Majority PAC and the NRCC

Location: Delaware River

6. Golf Tournaments, August 1, shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee

Donors of $5,000 and more were invited

Location: Llanerch Country Club, Havertown, Pa., and North Hills Country Club, Glenside, Pa.

7. “Red, White and Blues House Leadership Party” featuring Blues Traveler, August 1, 10 p.m.

Host: (Tom DeLay’s PAC, Americans for a Republican Majority, which has raised nearly $2 million in “hard money” since January 1, 1999. DeLay raised another nearly $1 million, separate from “hard money,” in undisclosed sources during the convention alone.)

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee and ARMPAC

Sponsor: Union Pacific (Union Pacific is lobbying to reform federal regulations including a 4.3 cents-a-gallon federal diesel tax), American Trucking Association, Coca-Cola and Continental Airlines

Location: Electric Factory club

8. Candidate Meet and Greet, Wednesday, August 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: National Republican Congressional Committee

Location: Atwater Kent Museum

9. VIP Luncheon, Thursday, August 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Location: Le Bec Fin restaurant

National Republican Congressional Committee

10. Inner Circle Welcome Reception, Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Liberty Belle Cruises

11. Roundtable Welcome Reception, July 30, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Rock restaurant

12. Republican Senate Council, Chairman’s Foundation and Executive Committee Welcome, July 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Katmandu restaurant

13. Inner Circle Life Member Breakfast, Monday, July 31, 9 a.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Hotel DuPont

14. Convention Cup Golf Tournament, Monday, July 31, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Chester Valley Country Club

15. Roundtable Tour, July 31, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Winterthur Museum

16. Main Event “Fight Night,” with boxing legends Roy Jones, Jr., Joe Frazier, Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes, July 31, 9 p.m. – midnight

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

This reception was limited to NRSC donors of $10,000 and above.

Location: Navy Yard Cruise Ship Terminal

17. Roundtable Brunch, Tuesday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Philadelphia home of Senator Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

18. “Race to Victory” NASCAR lunch with 10 to 15 NASCAR drivers, August 1, noon-2 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senators Wayne Allard (Colo.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.)

Location: Navy Shipyard Building #3

19. Senatorial Trust Reception, August 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Rodin Museum

20. Luncheon for Senate Incumbents and Challengers, Wednesday, August 2, noon

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: The Ritz-Carlton

21. Inner Circle “Taste of Philly” Reception, August 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Le Bec Fin restaurant

22. Luncheon and Briefing, Thursday, August 3, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Ballroom at the Ben

23. Inner Circle Life Member Reception, August 3, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue

24. Presidential Roundtable Reception, August 3, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Hotel DuPont

25. Senatorial Trust, August 3, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: National Republican Senatorial Committee

Location: Carpenter’s Hall

26. “Seven Days of Diversity” Event, Saturday, July 29, 6: p.m. – 9 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee Events

Sponsor: Republican New Majority and PECO Energy

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

27. Diversity of Women Brunch honoring Christine Torretti, Sunday, July 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee and the New Majority Council

Location: Home of Dr. Constantine Papadakis

28. American Dream Luncheon with special guests George P. Bush (Son of Florida Governor Jeb Bush), Tommy Lasorda (former Major League Baseball coach) and Rick Shroeder (of television’s NYPD Blue), Monday, July 31, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Pat Harrison

Location: Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom

29. Reception honoring the Teamsters and its president, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., July 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

30. Eagles Breakfast, Tuesday, August 1, 9 a.m. – noon

Host: Republican National Committee

This invitation-only event treated RNC donors who gave $15,000 or more in the last year

Location: Longwood Gardens

31. Republican National Convention Luxury Box, August 1 and throughout the convention

Host: Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson

Donors of $15,000 or more were invited to this skybox for private viewing of convention proceedings

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

32. Eagles Reception, August 1, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee

Location: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology

33. Urban Community Renewal, August 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee

Location: African American Museum

34. Asian American Reception and Celebration, August 1, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee

Location: The Ritz-Carlton

35. Gala with Texas Governor and presidential nominee George W. Bush, Wednesday, August 2, noon.

Host: Republican National Committee

Tickets for this event were between $1,000 and $15,000. Attendance was nearly 2,000, and Bush reportedly raised $5 million from this fund-raiser.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

36. After-hours cocktails and music, August 2, 11:30 p.m.

Host: Republican National Committee

Location: Warm Daddies restaurant

37. Team 100 Luncheon and Briefing with former presidents and cabinet members, Thursday, August 3, noon

Host: Republican National Committee

(Team 100 is the Republican Party’s designation for individuals who raise at least $175,000 over four years)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

38. “Jammin’ with Jim,” a party honoring RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson featuring three bands and three disc jockeys, August 3, 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Host: Republican National Committee

Location: Finnigan’s Wake

39. Reception honoring Governor Tommy Thompson (Wis.), Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Host: Pfizer (a pharmaceutical company that has contributed $1,132,521 in the current election cycle, of which 86% has gone to Republicans)

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

40. Platform Delegate Reception, July 27, 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Host: Republicans for Choice and Republican Pro-Choice Coalition

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

41. Kick-Off party honoring Colorado Governor Bill Owens, Saturday, July 29, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Host: Colorado and Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Eastman Kodak ($125,761, of which 68% went to Republicans)

Location: Philadelphia City Hall

42. Dinner Buffet in honor of Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., and his wife Cindy McCain, July 29, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Host: National Soft Drink Association

Location: Bookbinders Seafood restaurant

43. New Majority Council Reception, Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m.

Host: New Majority Council Chairman Renee Amoore

The New Majority Council is a national effort by Republicans devoted to recruiting minorities into the party.

Location: Seaport Museum

44. Traditional Media Party, “A Taste of Pennsylvania,” July 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host:

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

45. Reception honoring Kansas Governor Bill Graves, July 29, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Host: Delaware River and Bay Authority

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

46. Philadelphia-style brunch fund-raiser for Representative Jim Rogan, R-Calif., July 29, 10 a.m. – noon

Host: Representative Jim Rogan

Tickets for the party started at $250 for individual donors and $1,000 for PACs

Location: Adam’s Mark Hotel

47. “Is There a Future for Televised Conventions?” Luncheon featuring NBC’s Tom Brokaw and CNN’s Judy Woodruff, Sunday, July 30, 11 a.m.

Host: Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy (The Shorenstein Center is part of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University), and The Event Group

Location: Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall

48. Brunch Honoring Senator Don Nickles, R-Okla., July 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Kerr-McGee Corporation (Kerr-McGee Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based energy and inorganic chemical company with worldwide operations and assets of approximately $7 billion) and Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

49. Michigan Republican Party breakfast honoring Michigan Governor John Engler and Senator Spencer Abraham, R-Mich., July 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Host: DaimlerChrysler (gave $100,250 this cycle in political contributions, of which 85% went to Republicans)

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

50. Dim-Sum Luncheon Seminar, July 30, noon – 2:30 p.m.

Host: Women’s Development Institute International

Location: Joy Tsin Lau

51. TechNet Reception, July 30, noon – 3 p.m.

Host: Tech Net (a coalition of donors from Silicon Valley that has contributed $122,159 in total to both parties this election cycle, of which 62% has gone to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics)

Location: Franklin Institute of Science Museum

52. Cocktail Party Discussion on issues important to the Jewish community with special guests House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), Senator John McCain (Ariz.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, July 30, 4 p.m.

Host: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and United Jewish Communities, which are nonprofit groups

Location: The Ritz-Carlton

53. Reception for Pro-choice Republicans, July 30, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Planned Parenthood

Sponsor: Republicans for Choice, Republican Pro-Choice Coalition, The WISH List, National Women’s Political Caucus Republican Task Force and the Republican Mainstream Committee

Mistress of Ceremonies Dina Merrill (Actress)

Location: Park Hyatt Bellevue

54. Pre-Convention Reception, Sunday, July 30, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: American Urban Radio Networks

Location: Zanzibar Blue

55. Fundraising Reception, July 30, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: McCain 2000 Committee (This is the fund-raising committee for Arizona Senator John McCain)

Location: Sofitel Restaurant

56. Reception featuring PBS’s To the Contrary and Republican commentators, July 30, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Women’s Vote 2000

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

57. New York Republican Party honoring Governor George Pataki (N.Y.) and the New York congressional delegation, July 30, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Dominion Resources (Dominion Resources is a Richmond, Va.-based gas and power company that has given $864,628 to campaigns this election cycle, 63% of which has gone to Republicans)

Location: Assouline and Ting Warehouse

58. Texas Delegation Welcoming Reception, July 30, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund (ARMPAC is the PAC of House Majority Whip Tom DeLay of Texas, and the ROYB Fund is Representative Roy Blunt’s (Mo.) fund-raising committee)

Location: The Curtis Center

59. Reception with House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.) and Governor George Ryan (Ill.), July 30, 6 p.m. – midnight

Host: Illinois Republican Party

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

60. Michigan Delegation Welcoming Reception, Sunday, July 30, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: General Motors Corporation ($33,400, 93% to Republicans, as well as giving $1 million to the convention�s host committee, Philadelphia 2000)

Location: Hard Rock Cafe

61. Delegates’ welcoming receptions for Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, July 30, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: Philadelphia 2000 (the Republican National Convention’s host)

Location: Various sites throughout Philadelphia

62. The Wine Institute Reception in honor of Representative George Radanovich (Calif.), July 30, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: The Wine Institute

Location: Felicia’s Restaurant

63. Private reception for the New York delegation, July 30, 6:30 p.m.

Host: Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney and his wife Noreen

Location: Wanamaker Crystal Tea Room

64. Tribute to Representative J.C. Watts (Okla.) with the Temptations performing, July 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Host: National Federation of Independent Business

(Watts is a member of the House Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure committees.)

Sponsor: DaimlerChrysler ($100,250, 85% to Republicans), Coca-Cola ($685,820, 67% to Republicans), National Federation of Independent Business, American Association of Retired Persons, Coors Brewing Company ($73,000, 100% to Republicans)

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

65. State and Local Legislators’ Welcoming Reception “All Politics is Local,” July 30, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Host: GOP State and Local Officials

Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

66. Reception, July 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Host: CNN’s Capital Gang

Location: Top of the Tower, Bell Atlantic building

67. Convention Dinner, July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Host: National Asian Republicans

Location: Joy Tsin Lau restaurant

68. Cruise Party, July 30, 8:15 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Host: New Mexico Republican Party

Sponsors: Westinghouse Government Services and Washington Group International, Inc.

Location: The Lady Maureen Yacht

69. Reception honoring Elected Republican Officials featuring Hank Williams Jr., July 30, 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: General Motors Corporation

Location: Philadelphia Navy Yard

70. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s “Lott Sock Hop” with Dick Clark and special guests the Shirelles, Four Tops and Bobby Vee performing, July 30, evening

Host: Senator Trent Lott (Miss.)

Sponsor: UST, Inc., Philip Morris ($1,656,649, 85% to Republicans), Southern Co. ($523,550, 80% to Republicans), Lockheed Martin Corp. ($83,000, 59% to Republican), AT&T ($2,585,523, 62% to Republicans, as well as giving $1.2 million to the convention�s host committee, Philadelphia 2000) and Freddie Mac ($1,568,260, 63% to Republicans)

Top sponsors contributed $60,000 for this event.

Location: Pennsylvania National Guard Armory

71. “Dreier Martini and Cigar Party” honoring Representative David Dreier (Calif.), July 30, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Host: AT&T

Location: The Continental restaurant

72. Captain Morgan for President 2000 “Meet the Candidate Party,” July 30, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Host: Seagram Wine & Spirits Group ($1,105,989, 30% to Republicans)

Location: 23rd Street Armory

73. Welcome to Philly Party, Monday, July 31, midnight – 2 a.m.

Host: Young Republican National Federation, Inc.

Location: The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship

74. Breakfast honoring Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Alan Novak, July 31, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Pennsylvania Republican Party

Sponsor: Verizon Communications (Verizon, which was formerly Bell Atlantic Corp., is a telephone and wireless carrier that has given $1,067,171 this election cycle, 57% of which has gone to Republicans, as well as giving $3 million to the convention’s host committee, Philadelphia 2000)

Location: Doubletree Hotel

75. Golf outing for the State and Federal GOP, July 31, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Senator Rick Santorum (Pa.)

Location: Merion Country Club

76. Breakfast honoring Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery, July 31, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

77. Breakfast with Governor Paul Cellucci (Mass.), July 31, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Host: Massachusetts Republican Party

Location: Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel

78. Breakfast, July 31, 8 a.m

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Union Pacific ($520,800, 77% to Republicans)

Location: Union Pacific Train (House Majority Whip Tom DeLay’s hospitality train, sponsored by Union Pacific, was “a home away from home” for members of Congress who wanted to enjoy a private meal or drink.)

79. Golf Tournament, July 31, 8 a.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Sponsors: America’s Manufacturers, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the American Insurance Association, and Qwest (Each hole on the golf course was sponsored as well, Citigroup and the American Hospital Association being two of the eighteen sponsors.)

Location: Aronomik Country Club

80. Ripon Society Breakfast, July 31, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

81. Breakfast, July 31, 8 a.m. 10 a.m.

Host: Texas Republican Party

Sponsor: Motorola Inc. ($70,875, 86% to Republicans, as well as giving $1 million to the convention’s host committee, Philadelphia 2000)

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

82. Breakfast Buffet honoring Senator Pete Domenici (N.M.) and Governor Gary Johnson (N.M.), Monday, July 31, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: New Mexico Republican Party

Location: 30th Street Station

83. Tour and Luncheon, July 31, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (Ill.)

Location: Winterthur Museum

84. Hospitality Suite open to donors, July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: Young Republican National Federation, Inc. and the College Republican National Committee

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

85. Brunch honoring Representative Thomas Reynolds (N.Y.), July 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: American Gas Association and New York State Electric and Gas

Location: The Old Original Bookbinder’s Restaurant

86. Luncheon, July 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: Representative Robert Ehrlich (Md.)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

87. Luncheon tribute to Texas’ First Lady Laura Bush, July 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: National Federation of Republican Women

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

88. Pennsylvania Delegation Ice Cream Social, July 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Host: Johnson & Johnson ($45,250, 45% to Republicans)

Location: Doubletree Hotel

89. Brunch, July 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: West Virginia Republican Party

Sponsor: Arch Coal (St. Louis-based coal producer that contributed $37,833 this election cycle, 100% of which has gone to Republicans)

Location: Wyndham Hotel, Mt. Laurel, N.J.

90. Luncheon, July 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Host: Senator Spencer Abraham (Mich.)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

91. Luncheon, July 31, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Host: Public Financial Management (PFM is a large financial and investment advisory firm that contributed $45,000 this election cycle, 67% of which has gone to Republicans)

Location: The Down Town Club

92. Luncheon, July 31, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Host: Illinois Republican Party and Representative John Shimkus (Ill.)

Location: Adam’s Mark Hotel, Philadelphia

93. Luncheon, July 31, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: Log Cabin Republicans

Location: Top of the Tower (Bell Atlantic building)

94. Luncheon honoring Senator John Warner (Va.), July 31, noon

Host: TRW Inc. ($161,275, 97% to Republicans)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

95. Luncheon honoring GOP Women with Representatives Tillie Fowler (Fla.), Kay Granger (Texas) and Marge Roukema (N.J.), July 31, noon

Host:

Location: Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

96. Foreign Policy Forum “National Security in a Global Era,” featuring Senator John McCain (Ariz.), chairman of the International Republican Institute, July 31, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: International Republican Institute

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

97. Indiana Republican Party Post-Session Luncheon honoring Senator Richard Lugar (Ind.), July 31, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

98. Women’s Healthcare Platform Campaign 2000 Rally, July 31, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Women and Government

Location: 30th Street Station

99. Salute to former presidential candidate and American Red Cross director Elizabeth Dole: Women Making History, July 31, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Host: Lifetime Television and Prudential ($594,400, 56% to Republicans)

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

100. Republican Governors Association Reception, July 31, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Republican Governors Association

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art

101. Convention Kick-Off Fund-raiser for Representative Clay Shaw (Fla.), July 31, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Host: Representative Clay Shaw

Sponsor: National Association of Realtors

Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

102. Reception, July 31, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Black Americans’ PAC (PAC founded by former presidential candidate Alan Keyes)

Location: Zanzibar Blue

103. Reception honoring Ohio Governor Bob Taft and Lt. Governor Maureen O’Connor, July 31, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: 30th Street Station

104. Reception, July 31, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Tennessee Republican Party and Senator Bill Frist (Tenn.)

Location: Hotel Du Pont

105. Reception honoring Senator Arlen Specter (Pa.), July 31, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (the PRA is a collection of regional business, education and lawmaking interests)

Location: Ballroom at the Ben

106. Reception honoring Virginia’s Governor Jim Gilmore and Senator John Warner, July 31, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Dominion Resources and the Virginia Republican Party

Location: Assouline and Ting Warehouse

107. Reception, July 31, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Qwest Communications International, Inc.

Location: Franklin Institute Science Museum

108. Reception honoring Senator Trent Lott (Miss.), July 31, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Comcast ($173,000, 29% to Republicans, as well as giving $1.4 million to the convention’s host committee, Philadelphia 2000)

Location: Franklin Institute Science Museum

109. Governor’ Gala, July 31, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: Republican Governors Association

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art

110. Iowa Delegation Cocktail Party, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Iowa delegates

Sponsor: National Lumber Buyers Association and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (law firm)

Location: 1701 Market St.

111. Cocktail Reception, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Pegasus Communications ($20,000, 100% to Republicans)

Location: Opus 251 Restaurant

112. Reception honoring Senator Christopher Bond (Mo.) and Senator John Ashcroft (Mo.), July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Missouri Republican Party

Sponsor: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

113. Rooftop Reception with Senator Larry Craig (Idaho), Representative George Radanovich (Calif.) for the Western Delegation, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Senator Larry Craig and Representative George Radanovich

Sponsor: Qwest Communications International Inc.

Location: Franklin Institute Science Museum

114. “Salute the Delegates/Taste of Philadelphia” Fund-raiser for Representative J.D. Hayworth (Ariz.) with special guests, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Representative J.D. Hayworth

Location: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, Philadelphia

115. New York Republican Party Event, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: New York Republican Party

Sponsor: Eastman Kodak

Location: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

116. Reception honoring Representative Dan Burton (Ind.) and Representative Bob Barr (Ga.), July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: Citizens United and the Center for Government Integrity

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

117. BAMPAC Reception, July 31, 5 p.m.

Host: BAMPAC (Alan Keyes’ Black Americans’ PAC

Location: Zanzibar Blue restaurant

118. Reception honoring Senator Gordon Smith (Ore.), July 31, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Cassidy & Associates ($108,375, 1% to Republicans)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

119. Block Party featuring former Doobie Brothers guitarist “Skunk” Baxter and Woodlands String, July 31, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: Representative Curt Weldon (Pa.)

Location: Naval Business Center

120. Reception in honor of College and Young Republicans with Special Guest Senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), July 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Shelly Kamins (one of George W. Bush’s “Pioneers,” each of whom raised more than $100,000 toward the candidate’s 2000 presidential bid)

Sponsor: George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management

Location: City Hall – Mayor’s Reception Room

121. Reception in honor of Representative Fred Upton (Mich.), July 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: American Hospital Association

Location: 800 Spruce St.

122. Reception honoring Representative Richard Baker (La.) and the House Banking Committee, July 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Representative Richard Baker and Congressional Leadership

Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America

(A trade group whose members compete with larger companies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.)

Location: First Union Bank

123. Reception, July 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Enron ($1,287,015, 72% to Republicans)

Location: Top of the Tower, Bell Atlantic building

124. Whistle Stop Train Party Honoring Abraham Lincoln, July 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

125. Reception in honor of Representative Curt Weldon (Pa.), July 31, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host:

Location: The Philadelphia Naval Business Center

126. College Republican National Committee’s State Chairmen’s Dinner, July 31, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: College Republican National Committee

Location: Finnigan’s Wake Pub

127. Senate Majority Whip Don Nickles’ (Okla.) Party with entertainment by Wynonna Judd, July 31, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Host: Republican Majority Fund

Sponsor: Seagram Wine and Spirits Group, Southern Co. ($523,800, 80% to Republicans), Mortgage Insurance Companies of America ($145,000, 41% to Republicans)

Top donors to the Republican Majority Fund donated $25,000

Location: Hard Rock Cafe, Philadelphia

128. Dinner, July 31, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: Michigan Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus

Location: Rodin Museum

129. Reception with Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (Miss.), July 31, evening

Host: Franklin Institute Science Museum

Sponsor: Comcast (Comcast is a global telecommunications company)

Location: Franklin Institute

130. Irish American Republican “Blarney Bash” in honor of Irish-American members of Congress, July 31, 10 p.m.

Host: Irish American Republicans

Sponsor: Guinness/UDV North America

Location: Finnigan’s Wake

131. Southern Delegation Party featuring the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, July 31, 10 p.m.

Host: Southern Delegation

Representatives Bob Riley (Ala.), Richard Baker (La.), Joe Barton (Texas) and Henry Bonilla (Texas) will be in attendance.

Location: Electric Factory club

132. California Congressional Delegation Reception, July 31, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: California Republican Party

Location: Philadelphia Navy Yard

133. New York State Late-Night Reception honoring Representative John E. Sweeney (N.Y.), July 31, 10 p.m. –1 a.m.

Host: New York Republican Party

Sponsor: American Gas Association and New York State Electric and Gas

Location: Bookbinders Seafood restaurant

134. “Bandstand Night” with Dick Clark and special guest performers Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon in a Tribute to the House Commerce Committee, July 31, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Host: Representative Michael Oxley (Ohio)

Sponsors: Lockheed Martin ($833,000, 59% to Republicans), Philip Morris, Merrill Lynch ($358,700, 70% to Republicans), Prudential ($594,400, 56% to Republicans), American Electric Power, the Edison Electric Institute and other utility companies affected by the actions of the House Commerce Committee. Companies that donated $75,000 (those named above) were listed as top benefactors.

Location: Enterprise Center

135. Late-Night Ice Cream Social, July 31, 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Host: Pennsylvania Republican Party

Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson

Location: Doubletree Hotel

136. Breakfast, Tuesday, August 1, 7 a.m.

Host: Oregon Republican Party

Sponsor: Citizens for a Sound Economy

Location: Holiday Inn, Valley Forge

137. Breakfast for the Irish Media, August 1, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Host: Ireland Chamber of Commerce

Location: Rosenbach Museum and Library

138. Breakfast, August 1, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Arizona Governor Jane Hull

Location: Top of the Tower, Bell Atlantic building

139. Breakfast honoring Ohio State Treasurer Joe Deters, August 1, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

140. Breakfast featuring Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns, August 1, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Nebraska Republican Party

Location: 30th Street Station

141. Breakfast, August 1, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Texas Republican Party

Sponsor: Dow Chemical Co ($341,850, 82% to Republicans)

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

142. Women’s Prayer Breakfast, August 1, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: Representative J.C. Watts (Okla.)

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

143. Breakfast for House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), August 1, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host: Motorola Inc.

Location: The Westin hotel

144. Breakfast, August 1, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Host: Senator Trent Lott (Miss.)

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

145. Breakfast honoring Latino Delegates, August 1, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials, Inc. (NALEO) and PEPCO (PEPCO is an electrical/gas utility and telecom company in the Middle Atlantic and South)

Location: Zocalo Restaurant

146. Breakfast, August 1, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Holland & Hart

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

147. Blunt Briefing Brunch, August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

148. Breakfast honoring Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah), August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Host: American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

149. Golf Tournament, August 1, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Host: Republican Majority Fund

Location: Manufacturers Golf Course

150. Book Discussion, August 1, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Host: Brookings Institute

Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts

151. Brunch with guest speakers Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci and Convention Chairman Andrew Card, August 1, 10 a.m. – noon

Host: Massachusetts Republican Party

Location: Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel

152. GOPAC Training Program, August 1, 10 a.m. – noon

Host: GOPAC (Republican organization aiming to recruit and train new GOP candidates)

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

153. Youth Caucus: Youth Point of View, August 1, 10 a.m. – noon

Host: Republican National Convention Youth Program

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

154. Brunch, August 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Pennsylvania Senate Republican Campaign

Location: Vesper Boat Club

155. Forum, August 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: National Black Republican Leadership Council

Location: African American Museum

156. Hospitality Suite open to donors and Town Hall Meeting, August 1, 10 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Host: Young Republican National Federation, Inc. and the College Republican National Committee

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

157. “For Our Daughters” – Women and Retirement Security, August 1, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Host: Charles Schwab Financial Services Co. ($380,000, 100% to Republicans) and Aetna, Inc. Aetna is an insurance company which has given $314,525, in this election cycle, 70% of which has gone to Republicans)

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

158. Campaign for Literacy with Pennsylvania’s First Lady Michele Ridge, August 1, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Host: Sallie Mae (Sallie Mae is a financial services company for students and parents which gave $61,500 in this election cycle, 61% of which has gone to Republicans)

Location: Free Library of Philadelphia

159. Luncheon with Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.), August 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Maersk, Inc.

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

160. Partnerships for Public Education (policy forum) in conjunction with the Republican Mainstream Committee, the Republican Main Street Partnership, and the WISH List, August 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: National Education Association

Location: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue

161. Tribute to Texas First Lady Laura Bush Luncheon, August 1, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: National Federation of Republican Women

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

162. “Historically Correct” Luncheon, August 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Host: New Mexico Republican Party

Sponsors: Boeing (Boeing is the largest aerospace/aviation company in the world), Textron (Textron is an international aerospace company), and the American Association of Crop Insurers

163. Luncheon in honor of Republican Women in Congress, August 1, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: Chase Manhattan ($183,700, 67% to Republicans)

Location: University of Pennsylvania Institute for Contemporary Art

164. Inaugural Luncheon, August 1, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: Republican Lieutenant Governors Association

Location: Philippe on Locust

165. Luncheon honoring Senator Mike DeWine (Ohio), Senator George Voinovich (Ohio), and Congressional Delegation, August 1, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Sponsor: Dominion Resources

Location: Assouline and Ting Warehouse

166. Luncheon Salute to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (Ill.), August 1, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: Keep Our Majority PAC and Keep Our Majority State Fund

Sponsor: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld (lobbying and law firm), Citigroup ($1,246,351, 48% to Republicans) and AT&T

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

167. Luncheon, August 1, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: National Christian Coalition

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

168. Alumni Event with College Republican and Young Republican Alumni, August 1, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: College Republican National Committee

Location: Ballroom at the Ben

169. Afternoon at the Barnes, August 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: SmithKline Beecham (SmithKline Beecham is a pharmaceutical company which gave $102,900 this election cycle, 75% of which was given to Republicans)

Location: The Barnes Foundation

170. Technology Roundtable, August 1, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Host: Republican National Convention Youth Program

Location: University of Pennsylvania

171. Salute to House Leadership, August 1, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Fleishman-Hillard (Fleishman-Hillard is a St. Louis-based firm handling media and public relations)

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

172. Pro-Family Values Pep Rally and Celebration, August 1, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Host: National Christian Coalition

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

173. Reception, August 1, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Host: Representative Spencer Bachus (Ala.)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

174. House Speaker’s Convention Suite, August 1, during convention activities

Host: Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (Ill.)

Sponsor: Associated Builders and Contractors and United Distillers and Vintners

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

175. Kick-Off Event of the College Republican Alumni Association with Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, August 1, afternoon

Host: College Republican Alumni Association

Sponsors: Fannie Mae (Fannie Mae is the nation’s largest home lender and has given $960,500 this election cycle, 60% of which was given to Republicans), Mortgage Bankers Association of America ($52,650, 83% to Republicans), National Association of Realtors, National Association of Home Builders. Each sponsor donated $30,000 for this event.

Location: Ballroom at the Ben

176. Housing Industry Reception in honor of RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson, August 1, 3 p.m. � 6 p.m.

Host: National Association of Home Builders

Location: The Liberty Ballroom, Downtown Marriott

177. Reception, August 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Internal Leaders Program

Location: Academy of Music

178. Reception, August 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Senator Thad Cochran (Miss.)

Location: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue

179. Reception, August1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: National Federation of Republican Women

Location: Top of the Tower (Bell Atlantic building)

180. Reception for Texas Republican Party, August 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: MCI WorldCom ($579,543, 70% to Republicans)

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

181. Joint Reception of Log Cabin and Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund honoring Representative Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), August 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Log Cabin Republicans and Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

Location: Hotel Sofitel

182. American Credit Unions Reception in honor of Senator Larry Craig (Idaho), August 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: American Credit Unions

Location: The Downtown Club Ballroom

183. New York Republican Party Event, August 1, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: New York Republican Party

Sponsor: Ernst & Young (Ernst & Young is an accounting and consulting firm which gave $643,925 this election cycle, 62% of which was given to Republicans)

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

184. Farewell Reception for retiring National Committeewoman Mary Alice Lair, August 1, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Kansas Republican Party

Sponsor: Philip Morris

Location: The Rittenhouse Hotel

185. Good Neighbor Community Outreach Celebration with entertainment by singer Teddy Pendergrass, August 1, 4 p.m.

Host: Representatives J.C. Watts (Okla.), Henry Bonilla (Texas) and Jennifer Dunn (Wash.)

All three hosts are co-chairs of the Good Neighbor Community Outreach

Sponsors: DaimlerChrysler, Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte & Touche is an accounting and consulting firm which gave $216,825 this election cycle, 100% of which was given to Republicans), Aetna, Brience and Comcast

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

186. Reception, August 1, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Credit Union National Association

Location: The Down Town Club

187. Reception honoring Representative Tom Bliley (Va.), August 1, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Comcast

Location: Franklin Institute Science Museum

188. Reception honoring Senator William Roth (Del.), August 1, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Securities Industry Association and Savings Coalition

Location: Historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood

189. “On the Edge of Discovery,” August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Ridge, Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Arlen Specter, and Representative Jim Greenwood

Sponsor: Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals ($6,825, 100% to Republicans)

Location: Academy of Natural Sciences

190. Reception and Dinner, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Senator Christopher Bond (Mo.) and the Missouri Republican Party

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

191. Reception honoring Lawyers for Bush, Republican Attorneys General, and Republican Attorney Delegates, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Republican National Lawyers Association

Location: Bookbinder’s Seafood restaurant

192. Tribute to the late Senator Paul Coverdell (Ga.), August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Georgia Republican Party

Location: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

193. “Go West BBQ and Western Round-up” featuring Hank William’s daughter, Jett, and her Drifting Cowboy Band, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Senator Larry Craig (Idaho) and Representative George Radanovich (Calif.) for the Western Delegation

Sponsor: National Mining Association

Location: Penn’s Landing

194. Iowa Republican Party’s Salute to Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa), August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Qwest Communications International, Inc.

Location: Franklin Institute Science Museum

195. Jazz Reception, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: Zanzibar Blue restaurant

196. Reception, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Pennsylvania Republican Party

Sponsor: Merck and Co. (Merck is a pharmaceutical company which gave $93,400 in this election cycle, 100% of which was given to Republicans)

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

197. Reception, August 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Western Gas Resources

Location: Prime Rib Restaurant

198. Reception honoring the Senate, August 1, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Team 100 donors

Location: Home of University of Pennsylvania President James Gallagher

199. Fund-raising Reception for Representative Bill McCollum (Fla.), August 1, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Representative Bill McCollum

Tickets for this event cost individuals and political action committees $1,000 each.

Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

200. Reception, August 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Senator Peter Fitzgerald (Ill.) and the Illinois Republican Party

Location: The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship

201. Salute to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Representative Bill Archer (Texas) and his committee, August 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Representative Bill Archer

Sponsors: Chubb Corporation (Chubb is an insurance firm which gave $307,975 this election cycle, 97% of which was given to Republicans), Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PricewaterhouseCoopers is an accounting and financial services company which gave $279,000 this election cycle, 99% of which was given to Republicans), the Wine and Spirit Association of America and the Clark/Bardes Corp.

Location: Philippe Restaurant

202. Whistle Stop Train Party Honoring Theodore Roosevelt, August 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

203. Italian Festival Dinner, August 1, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: New Mexico Republican Party

Sponsor: Enron

Location: Pompeii Cucina D’Italia Restaurant

204. Fundraising Reception for Representative Rick Lazio (N.Y.), August 1, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: Senators Connie Mack (Fla.) and Jim Bunning (Ky.)

Tickets for this event were $1,000 for a private reception with the New York Senatorial candidate. A public reception that would not get you face-time with Lazio cost $150.

Location: Veterans Stadium Clubhouse Restaurant

205. Dinner honoring Representative Thomas Reynolds (N.Y.), August 1, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: Dominion Resources

Location: Carpenter’s Hall

206. House Majority Leader Dick Armey (Texas) and Representative Billy Tauzin’s (La.) “Scrap the Code,” August 1, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation

(“Scrap the Code” refers to an effort in Congress to eliminate the IRS code and, in its place, create a simpler tax system.)

Location: First Union Spectrum sports arena

207. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Reception in honor of Nancy Reagan, August 1, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Host: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Location: The Rittenhouse Hotel Grand Ballroom

208. Willie Nelson’s Picnic, August 1, 7 p.m.

Host:

Tickets for the picnic cost from $25 to $45.

Location: Mann Center for the Performing Arts

209. Voter.com Party, August 1, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Host: Voter.com

Location: U.S.S. Sequoia President Yacht docked at Penn’s Landing

210. Uniting America for the Future, August 1, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Young Elephant Political Action Committee and the Young Hispanic Republican Association

Location: Abilene Restaurant

211. Reception and Dinner, August 1, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Host: Republican mayors and local officials

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

212. Florida and California Delegation Party, August 1, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: California and Florida Delegations

Location: Motown Night Crystal Tea Room

213. Mardi Gras Party, August 1, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Representative Billy Tauzin (La.)

Sponsors: NBC, BellSouth Corp ($867,017, 50% to Republicans), SBC Communications, Comsat Corp., America Online ($749,575, 68% to Republicans), Southern Co., Walt Disney Corp ($608,426, 58% to Republicans), United Airlines, United Distillers and Vintners, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Viacom, News Corp., Morgan Stanley & Co. and Philip Morris

Companies that donated $25,000 for the event (those named above) were considered top benefactors.

Location: Navy Shipyard Terminal #5

214. Arab American Institute Tribute to the Republican National Convention, August 1, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Host: Arab American Institute

Location: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue

215. Happy Hour, August 1, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Midwest Young Republicans

Location: Dickens Inn

216. Missouri Republican Party, August 1, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Missouri Republican Party

Sponsor: John Hancock, Life Insurance Company

Location: Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, N.J.

217. Reception, August 1, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Arch Coal & Southern Co

Location: Joseph Poon’s Asian Fusion Restaurant

218. Breakfast, Wednesday, August 2, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: Pennsylvania Republican Party

Sponsored: PPL Corporation

Location: Doubletree Hotel

219. Great American Farm Breakfast, August 2, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: Senator Thad Cochran (Miss.)

Location: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue

220. Breakfast with Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross, August 2, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Host: National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Team 2000

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

221. Breakfast honoring Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, August 2, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

222. Breakfast, August 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: Texas Republican Party

Sponsor: Union Pacific

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

223. Breakfast honoring Kansas Governor Bill Graves, August 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: Kansas Republican Party

Sponsor: Union Pacific

Location: Union Pacific Train

224. Breakfast honoring Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, August 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: Wisconsin Republican Party

Sponsor: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

225. Breakfast featuring former Representative Susan Molinari (N.Y.) as master of ceremonies , August 2, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host: WISH List (WISH list is a group that promotes and supports viable abortion-rights Republican women candidates for state and federal office)

Location: Westin Hotel

226. National Federation of Independent Businesses Team 2000 Event, August 2, 8 a.m. – noon

Host: NFIB

Among the members of the House of Representatives in attendance: Pete Sessions (Texas), Bob Goodlatte (Va.), Mark Green (Wis.), Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), Phil Crane (Ill.), Richard Pombo (Calif.), Wally Herger (Calif.), Marge Roukema (N.J.)

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

227. “Burns Golf Gala 2000,” August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Host: Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman Conrad Burns (Mont.)

Sponsor: AT&T

Tickets to play in this golf-outing cost political action committees and individuals $500 each

Location: Inniscrone Golf Club Venue

228. Reception honoring Senator Pete Domenici (N.M.), who is Budget Committee chairman, August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: New Mexico Republican Party

Sponsor: Credit Union National Association

Location: 30th Street Station

229. Worldwide Growth on the Internet and the Changing Landscape of International Trade, August 2, 9 a.m.

Host: Diplomatic Corps

Location: University of Pennsylvania

230. National Political Panel Discussion, August 2, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: NFIB Team 2000

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

231. Breakfast, August 2, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko is an independent exploration and production company)

Location: Davio’s Restaurant

232. Blunt Briefing Brunch featuring Florida Governor Jeb Bush, August 2, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

233. “Team 2000 Event” with Members of Congress and Team 2000-Endorsed Candidates, August 2, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Host: NFIB Team 2000

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

234. “Bienvenido a Philadelphia,” A Fresh Start, August 2, 10 a.m. – noon

Host: Republican National Committee Victory 2000

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art

235. Reception with Members of Congress, Team 2000-Endorsed Candidates and Delegates, August 2, 11 a.m. – noon

Host: NFIB Team 200

236. Reception, August 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Michigan Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus

Location: Carpenter’s Hall

237. Luncheon, August 2, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Host: Texas Republican Party

Sponsor: BP Amoco Co ($890,301, 68% to Republicans)

Location: Crystal Tea Room at the Wanamaker Building

238. “Jeep Jamboree” luncheon for Ohio Delegates, Wednesday, August 2, noon

Host:

Sponsor: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

239. Luncheon honoring Michigan’s Governor John Engler and Senator Spencer Abraham (Mich.), August 2, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: Michigan Republican Party

Sponsor: Dominion Resources

Location: Assouline and Ting Warehouse

240. Luncheon honoring Senator Mike DeWine (Ohio) and Senator George Voinovich (Ohio), August 2, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

241. Brunch honoring Senator Chuck Hagel (Neb.), August 2, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: Union Pacific

Location: Union Pacific Train

242. Reception honoring former presidential candidates Alan Keyes and Senator Bob Smith (N.H.), August 2, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: The Republican National Coalition for Life and Phyllis Schlafly

Sponsors: The Republican National Coalition for Life

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

243. Republican Jewish Coalition’s “Salute to the Republican Congress,” August 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (Miss.), House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), Senator Connie Mack (Fla.), Senator Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Senator Don Nickles (Okla.), House Majority Leader Representative Dick Armey (Texas), Representative Chris Cox (Calif.), Representative Tom Davis (Va.), Representative Tom DeLay (Texas), Representative Ben Gilman (N.Y.), Representative J.C. Watts (Okla.)

Sponsor: Republican Jewish Coalition

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Ballroom

244. Ice Cream Social Reception honoring Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa), August 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Iowa Delegation

Sponsor: GTE Corporation

Location: Academy of Music

245. Florida Fiesta, August 2, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: AT&T

Location: 23rd Street Armory

246. Reception honoring Hispanic Elected Officials, Delegates, and Local Leaders, Aug 2, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Host: Senator Rick Santorum (Pa.)

Location: Temple University

247. “Kansas Night Out,” August 2, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Kansas Republican Party

Location: Morton’s of Chicago Steakhouse

248. Fund-raiser for Representatives Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Ernie Fletcher (Ky.), Don Sherwood (Pa.) and Ed Whitfield (Ky.), Wednesday, August 2, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Representative Michael G. Oxley (Ohio)

The event organizers asked that political action committees contribute $1,000 each and individuals contribute $500 each. This was a fund-raiser for members of Congress who voted in favor of permanent normal trade relations with China in May 2000.

Location: Lincoln National

249. North Carolina and West Virginia Reception honoring Senator Jesse Helms (N.C.) and West Virginia Governor Cecil Underwood

Host: Dominion Resources

Location: Assouline and Ting Warehouse

250. Reception honoring Former Senator Bob Dole (Kan.) and Elizabeth Dole, August 2, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host: Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson & Hand (law firm)

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

251. Cocktail reception honoring Representative Henry Bonilla (Texas), August 2, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: General Motors and Westin Company

Location: Hard

289. Champaign Brunch, August 3, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Host: Nebraska Republican Party

Sponsor: Wilmington Trust

Location: Penn’s Landing

290. Luncheon Tribute to Laura Bush, August 3, 9 a.m. – noon

Host: National Federation of Republican Women

Tickets for this event cost $150

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

291. Blunt Briefing Brunch featuring media strategist Mark McKinnon and research director Mathew Dowd, August 3, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

292. Brunch for Senate Spouses, August 3, 10 a.m. – noon

Host: Former South Carolina Governor and Mrs. Carroll Campbell and Senator and Mrs. Trent Lott (Miss.)

Location: Opus 251 restaurant

293. Hospitality Suite open to donors, August 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: Young Republican National Federation, Inc. and the College Republican National Committee

Location: Philadelphia Marriott

294. “The American Political Process” Forum, August 3, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Host: Diplomatic Corps

Location: Union League of Philadelphia

295. Brunch honoring Dr. Larry Lindsey, August 3, 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Host: General Motors

Location: Top of the Tower (Bell Atlantic building)

296. Luncheon for Senator Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Aug 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Edison Electric Institute

Location: Powel House

297. Reconciliation Rally, August 3, 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Host: National Black Republican Leadership Council

Location: Greater Exodus Baptist Church

298. Luncheon and Car Chat in honor of House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), August 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Host: General Motors

Location: Navy Yard

299. Panel Discussion, August 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Creative Coalition

Location: The Prince Music Theater

300. Luncheon honoring the Pennsylvania House and Senate Leadership, August 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host: Pugliese Associates

Location: Dave and Busters

301. Champagne Nautical Brunch, August 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Host: New Mexico Republican Party

Sponsor: Pegasus Communications

Location: Penn’s Landing

302. Republican Governors Association Golf Tournament, August 3, noon – 2 p.m.

Host: Republican Governors Association

Location: Eagles Lodge County Club

303. Futuro 2000 Luncheon for Hispanic Leaders, August 3, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: Futuro 2000

Guests include Representatives Henry Bonilla (Texas), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Fla.), House Speaker Hastert (Ill.), George P. Bush (son of Fla. Governor Jeb Bush) and RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson

Location: Wanamaker Building, Crystal Room

304. “Death by Chocolate” Social, August 3, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Host: Republican Senate Council Board

Location: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue

305. “Salute to the Republican Governors,” August 3, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Republican Jewish Coalition, Governors Paul Cellucci (Mass.), Michael Leavitt (Utah), Marc Racicot (Mo.) and Christine Todd Whitman (N.J.)

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Ballroom

306. Cocktail Reception, August 3, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Representative David McIntosh (Ind.)

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

307. Reception, August 3, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway

Location: 30th Street Station

308. “The PT Cruiser Too-Cool Reception” and Giveaway, August 3, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Host: DaimlerChrysler

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

309. Reception honoring county officials, August 3, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Host: National Association of Counties

Location: Academy of Music

310. New York Republican Party Event, August 3, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: New York Republican Party

Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

311. Reception, August 3, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: New Urban Entertainment television

Location: Zanzibar Blue restaurant

312. Honorary Delegates Dinner, August 3, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: Top of the Tower, Bell Atlantic building

313. Montana’s Republican Party’s Salute to Senator Conrad Burns (Mont.), August 3, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Host: Qwest Communications International, Inc.

Location: Franklin Institute Science Museum

314. Whistle-stop train honoring George W. Bush, August 3, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host: ARMPAC and the ROYB Fund

Location: Comcast-Spectacor First Union Center

315. Reception, August 3, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Host: Discovery International

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

316. “Salute to George W.” following the acceptance speech, with entertainment by the country rock group Brooks & Dunn, Thursday, August 3, 11:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Majority Leader Dick Armey (Texas)

Location: First Union Spectrum Sports Arena

317. Post Session Party, August 3, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Florida Republican Party

Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

318. Grand Finale Reception honoring the Ohio Delegation, August 3, 10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Ohio Republican Party

Location: Courtyard by Marriott

319. Reception, August 3, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Wyoming Republican Party

Sponsor: Texaco

Location: Zanzibar Blue restaurant

320. Reception, August 3, 11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Host: Senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), Pennsylvania Republican Party and Day & Zimmerman Group, Inc.

Location: Doubletree Hotel

321. Reception, August 3, 11:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Wisconsin Republican Party

Location: Hard Rock Cafe

322. Victory Party, August 3, 11:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Host: Colorado Republican Party

Location: McGillan’s Irish Pub

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