Or, more precisely, the well-connected Democratic lobbyist wants donors with at least five grand to spend to join her and House Democratic power brokers Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn for "an intimate, seated Valentine's Day dinner" to benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
So if romancing members of Congress on behalf of special interests is your idea of a perfect Valentine's Day, this dinner's for you.
Here's the email invite Podesta sent, entitled "Will You Be My Valentine?":
Dear Someone Special,Please join us on Valentine's Day - Tuesday, February 14th - at 7:00pm for a "romantic" dinner with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.We will be joined by members of the Democratic Caucus for cocktails and an intimate, seated Valentine's Day dinner. Please see the current list of Members attending below. We will keep you informed as we continue to confirm additional Members.House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiDemocratic Whip Steny HoyerAssistant Democratic Leader James ClyburnDCCC Chairman Steve IsraelRep. Bruce Braley ~ Rep. Donna ChristensenRep. Mike Doyle ~ Rep. Anna EshooRep. Charlie Gonzalez ~ Rep. John Larson ~ Rep. Sander LevinRep. George Miller ~ Rep. Adam SmithThe contribution level is $30,800 for an individual host, $15,000 for PACs, and $5,000 for individuals. Attending at the $30,800 or $15,000 level will automatically qualify you for membership benefits within the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. These benefits include invites to dinners, events, and receptions throughout the year.Don't be a heartbreaker. Join us. And please feel free to forward this invitation to someone who also may be interested in attending...or with a lonely heart.Your Secret Valentine