Breakfast, the most important (fundraising) meal of the day
Planet Money has teamed up with the Sunlight Foundation for an interesting look at how, exactly, money transfers hands in politics. They analyzed more than 13,000 fundraiser invitations and found that 24 percent were for breakfast events. Dinners, perhaps surprisingly, comprised just 10 percent of such soirees.
As for what goes into the “other” category? It’s pretty much birthday parties and golf, alongside a healthy number of St. Patrick’s Day events: