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Congressional Dems Plan Election Night Blowout

Democrats in Washington are ready to party hard on Election Night.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Wednesday they will host another joint election watch party, just as they did two years ago.

It'll be held at the same place -- the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Washington -- with open bars, lots of food and big screens lining the walls. The party there in 2006 attracted a huge crowd of Democratic political operatives, congressional aides and other true believers -- as well as loads of reporters.

"One of the things we learned in 2006 was that the keys to a successful election are good candidates, record fundraising, a powerful message and holding Election Night at the Hyatt, and since we did the first three right this year, we weren't about to mess with the fourth," says DSCC spokesman Matt Miller.

Perhaps sensing doom and gloom, the House and Senate Republican campaign committees have no real party plans for Election Night.

"I'm pretty sure we will be working," says National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain. NRSC spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher says there will be "a gathering here at the NRSC for invited guests."

Subdued, probably. But don't worry, weary Republicans, Fisher promises "lots of booze." Sorry, she didn't say anything about providing Kleenex.

For more behind-the-scenes political buzz this week, check out the "On the Hill" column in Thursday's In the Loop page of the Washington Post. Go here, then click on the "On the Hill" link in the left hand column.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 23, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
 
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Another breaking story from the sleuth. You really know how to get the important facts.

Posted by: JohnnyREP | October 23, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Don't get excited yet. McCain is using tactics that have proven effective in the past. The polls change every day - and our anxiety soars. We don't think we are alone. ..............

http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/23/election-anxiety/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 23, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 23, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

As a Dem-leaning voter in a swing state, I really hope the party VIPs in DC will show some restraint in celebration on election night. Obama might encourage them to show the quiet dignity he has shown. Less is more, especially when more of us have less. Celebrate, but not extravangantly, please. It only uses up needed money, and makes the other team more angry about losing. Like it or not, we need them, too.

Posted by: Rivery | October 23, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Well, like everything else in Washington these days, I bet this bash is going to cost . . . $1 trillion dollars. When you go to this party, it will be a requirement to know just what a trillon dollars gets you these days. See Writing Frontier's view on this at

http://writingfrontier.com/2008/10/22/one-trillion-dollars/

Posted by: jheubusch | October 23, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

http://www.needrtrth.blogspot.com

Tonight to my angst and disgust NBC commentator Brian Williams name is added to the growing list of commentators interviewing John McCain and Sarah Palin trying to medicate a very sick and disgusting campaign. McCain and Palin used Republican talking points and flat out lies suggesting Senator Obama is spending huge amounts of money to attack McCain. Which is an OUTRIGHT LIE.

Here's a question, John McCain over the last month has devoted nearly 100% of his campaigns finances to attacking Barack Obama's character with McCarthyism, Race-baiting and LIES and distortions. How can McCain not be refuted PUBLICLY with, if nothing else, copies of his online propaganda ads? Williams didn't even touch it.

Now once again McCain has put on the skirt and heels and pretends to be the victim.

As if he is somehow innocent and now is the underdog. McCain is a RANK AND FILE REPUBLICAN, a wealthy ELITIST WHO CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER THE AMOUNT OF HOMES HE HAS. In this BEHAVIOUR John McCain is proven to be a FRAUD.

Posted by: need4trth | October 23, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Oh, but the Republicans DO have post-elections plans: go home and take a bunch of Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac for the clinical depression they'll be suffering from for the NEXT EIGHT YEARS as they become a defacto semi-permanent regional Minority party full of whiners and complainers. . . just like old times!

Hurray!


Posted by: Christian_in_NYC | October 24, 2008 3:23 AM | Report abuse

And they want to criticize Palin for her clothing budget??
The Dems have the chickens hatched before they were laid....election day is NOT here so how can you declare a victory when the votes aren't in yet? bet they spent a million on gold utensils and they will be trashed instead of reused....

Posted by: djmiller1 | October 24, 2008 3:41 AM | Report abuse

If Mccain wins will Palin have to get a new outfit for there victory party?

Posted by: pragman | October 24, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Glark4750 is correct, do not underestimate these people they are the most vicious, vile and aggressive group of thugs imaginable. Win at all costs absolutely no regard for collateral damage (i.e. American public) to intact their agenda of total domination for a corporate agenda at all costs. Do not sit back now is the time to be talking to friends, niegbors about the importance of this election and to GET OUT AND VOTE

Posted by: pragman | October 24, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 27, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 29, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 29, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

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