Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: I’m With Purr
Kids are voting and Clinton is getting older

Animal Planet is sending out T-shirts and pins. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This election season, Animal Planet is trying to “Make Adoption Great Again.”

In a new campaign, the cable channel is grabbing people’s attention with 2016 election swag to encourage them to “visit a local shelter to adopt your own Democat or Repuplican today. Whatever you choose, it’s the right choice.”

Eleanor Holmes Norton Sees Part of Her Life Play Out in Front of Her
Amazon's new series ’Good Girls Revolt’ shows D.C. delegate as young attorney in gender discrimination suit

Eleanor Holmes Norton, right, with Coretta Scott King, center, and Rep. Shirley Chisholm from Norton's swearing-in ceremony to become chairwoman of the NYC Commission on Human Rights in 1974, a few years after the Newsweek case. (Courtesy Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton's office)

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is reliving a part of her pre-congressional career and others will be able to live it with the D.C. Democrat.

Good Girls Revolt,” an Amazon.com drama series out Friday, tells the story of young female journalists who pushed back against their employer over gender discrimination in 1969. Norton was their lawyer.

Word on the Hill: Jay Z Wants Clinton to ‘Run This Town’
Also, more on Trump's golf course and Clinton's trustworthiness

Jay Z will performing for Hillary Clinton days before the election. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TIDAL file photo)

Singer and entrepreneur Jay Z is in an “Empire State of mind” for his home state’s former senator.

Hillary for America announced that the star will headline a get-out-the-vote concert days before the election on Nov. 4 in Cleveland.

Drag ‘Comstocks’ Protest Comstock at Annual High Heel Race
Annual gathering takes on election-year tone

Members of Gays Against Guns DC dressed in drag as Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock before the start of the 30th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race in Washington on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

If you asked anyone who Barbara Comstock is on Tuesday night, six men dressed up as her in Washington’s DuPont Circle would yell, “I’m Barbara Comstock!”

The Virginia Republican congresswoman was a target of a protest by the gun control advocacy group Gays Against Guns DC — who dubbed her “notoriously anti-gay and pro-[National Rifle Association]” — at the 30th annual 17th Street High Heel Race. Protesters dressed up either as Comstock or Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, or held signs or wore shirts that read, “Who is Barbara Comstock?”

Eva Longoria Pushes for Cortez Masto in Nevada
Obama, Clinton, and now Senate candidate gets support from ‘Desperate Housewives’ star

Actress Eva Longoria speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The politically active actress Eva Longoria is getting involved in the Nevada Senate race by encouraging young Hispanic women to turn out for the state's former attorney general, Catherine Cortez Masto.

“I believe young Latinas should see their faces reflected back when they look at those in elected office. I also believe America needs more women leaders,” Longoria wrote in an op-ed for Univision, announcing her endorsement of the Democratic Senate nominee.

‘Irish Yenta’ Connolly Marries Another Couple
Virginia Democrat officiated wedding at Jefferson Memorial

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly officiates the wedding of James Tsai and Cicie Sattarnilasskorn on Friday. (Courtesy of Connolly's office)

Virginia Rep. Gerald E. Connolly added to the dozens of marriage ceremonies he has performed for current and former staffers in his self-described role as “Irish Yenta.”

On Friday, the Democratic congressman officiated the marriage of two Northern Virginia residents, James T. Tsai and Cicie Sattarnilasskorn, at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington.

Ex-Hill Staffer Takes on Finding a Cure For Her Daughter
Beth McGinn cites Hill connections in helping raise awareness of rare disease

Beth McGinn, whose daughter Ellie is diagnosed with Leukoencephalopathy, or LBSL, left her Capitol Hill job in Oct. 2015. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Think you can pronounce “Leukoencephalopathy” correctly? Then you’ve accepted The Ellie Challenge.

The challenge is named after former Capitol Hill staffer Beth Frigola McGinn’s eight-year-old daughter Ellie, who has the rare disease.

Word on the Hill: Election Contest
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Senators' World Series Bets Don't Cross Party Lines
Ohio and Illinois senators have beer on the table

Ohio and Illinois senators made some friendly wagers on the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, which starts Tuesday.

Word on the Hill: Trump Coma
Four House Democrats celebrate birthdays

“The only thing worse than Trump being elected is you being conscious after he’s elected,” businessman Mark Cuban jokes in a new Funny or Die video.

In the video, the billionaire Hillary Clinton supporter invents the satirical “Trump coma” as a solution “if the thought of living through a Trump presidency sounds like a hideous nightmare to you.”

Gretchen Carlson to Testify Before Congress
Ex-Fox anchor will speak on forced arbitration

Gretchen Carlson, center, with her former "Fox & Friends" co-hosts Steve Doocy, left, and Brian Kilmeade, settled with her former employee in September. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images file photo)

Ex-Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson says she will testify before Congress after the election.

Time magazine reported on Friday that the former "Fox & Friends" co-host will testify about forced arbitration, which is when companies have employees sign away their rights to litigation and agree to settle employment disputes through arbitration.

Word on the Hill: Miley in Virginia for Clinton
Staffer shuffles and Capitol flyover

Miley Cyrus will make an appeal to millennial voters for Hillary Clinton at George Mason University on Saturday. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images file photo)

Get out the vote, wrecking ball-style.

Singer Miley Cyrus is campaigning for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at George Mason University on Saturday.

Helping Hill Communicators Communicate Better
Jessica Gail is the new chairwoman of DCNet

Jessica Gail, left, and her mentee, Emily Latimer, right, are in constant contact. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Jessica Gail became the chairwoman of the Democratic Communicators Network in August. By day, she’s the communications director for Indiana Democratic Rep. André Carson.

The network, commonly called DCNet, was started in 2007 by Will Jenkins, who worked on the Hill for five years and is now in public affairs at the White House.

Word on the Hill: Sasse Tweets Turn Into Staffer Brawl
Animal lover Bob Dole gets an award

This isn’t Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s first Twitter rant. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Ben Sasse’s Twitter rants get even better when staffers get involved.

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Republican went off on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Capitol Hill Watch Parties Decisively for Clinton
More cheers for the Democrat during contentious debate on Wednesday

Scott Preston, left, and other guests react during watch party for the last presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the Capitol Lounge on Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast on Wednesday night. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

On Capitol Hill, there were a lot of cheers for Hillary Clinton and a lot of mocking of Donald Trump during the final presidential debate Wednesday night.

A half hour before the start, Capitol Lounge — a hot spot for House staffers — was already packed without an empty seat in the house. Trump and Clinton impersonators greeted the mainly 20- and 30-something patrons at the door.