The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is holding an event tonight in Washington for some 2014 congressional hopefuls, including Domenic Recchia and Martha Robertson.

The topic? The government shutdown, of course.

The event is for members of the DCCC’s Jumpstart Program, which aims to give campaign help to candidates running in swing districts.

An aide to the DCCC said:

“Our candidates will join members of Congress at a private dinner to discuss this reckless shutdown and the damage that House Republicans are inflicting on the American people, as well as discuss reasonable solutions.”

Rep. Steve Israel, the chair of the DCCC, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, were spotted going into the dinner at Washington’s Liason Hotel.

Recchia is challenging Rep. Michael Grimm. Robertson is running against Rep. Tom Reed. Both Democrats have blasted the Republican incumbents for the government shutdown.

Tickets to the event cost upwards of $5,000 – a sign that fundraisers don’t stop when the government does.

Update: The DCCC informs me that the fundraiser portion of the event was canceled. It was only a dinner with candidates and members of Congress.