HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Let It Rock

Posted March 29, 2010 at 10:45am

With Congress out of town, at least two Congressional campaigns are letting their hair down and readying to rock out — all in the name of raising some campaign cash.

[IMGCAP(1)]The campaigns of GOP Reps. Duncan Hunter (Calif.) and Bob Latta (Ohio) are scheduled to host fundraisers Monday night at the Bon Jovi concert at the Verizon Center, the Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time blog reports.

Tickets to both campaign events start at $500, and HOH notes Latta used a bit of creativity to lure in donors: Tickets to his party cost $500 for a “fan,” $1,000 for a “roadie” and $2,500 for a “rock star” (aka political action committee).

Sound of Silence. While there will be plenty of rambunctious singing at the Verizon Center on Monday night, not even a beloved children’s tune could be sung at the Capitol Visitor Center last week — or ever.

The Washington Examiner reports that a documentary screening held at the CVC last week was set to close with David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on the children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” leading a sing-along of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

But oddly, CVC rules stipulate that no singing is allowed in the massive underground facility, so Newell had to perform the ditty as if it was spoken word poetry — “though he couldn’t help but sing the last few notes,” reporter Michael Neibauer writes.

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