Timeline: Five years of Party Time, Sunlight’s political fundraiser tracker


During the five years that we’ve been compiling nearly 18,000 invitations for political fundraisers in our Party Time database, reporters both within and outside Sunlight, activists, and policy makers have found ample ways to use it to extend our understanding of how government works, to make headlines and to give the lowdown on political high rollers. This timeline shows some of the highlights, from reporter Harry Hanbury, who tried to attend every fundraiser held in the nation’s capital in one day to the Twitter firestorm that followed Party Time’s reporting of a Google-sponsored fundraiser for conservative Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. Jump in and take a look.