Heard on the Hill

Dem Interns Chillax in Longworth

What’s a recess week without a little socializing?

(Courtesy Office of Zoe Lofgren)

(Courtesy Office of Zoe Lofgren)

Summer interns in the employ of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., decided to make the most of this week's downtime, hitting up the boss for permission to host a delegation-wide mixer.

A Lofgren aide said the party, which kicked off around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Lofgren’s congressional digs, included more than 70 interns — the invite was “green-badges only” — from fellow Democratic offices.

Staff supplied chips, salsa and soda (booze was verboten), while the new arrivals supplied the ear candy via their personal music players.

Lofgren spokesman Duncan Neasham praised the new recruits for showing some initiative — “It's a cool idea these guys had for some esprit de corps,” he said — and seemed to leave the door open to future soirees.

“This is the first time I believe that we’ve held such a mixer," Neasham told HOH. "But from the turnout, I wouldn’t say it is the last."

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