Word on the Hill: Nats’ Election Night

Get to tonight's game early and receive a donkey or elephant figurine

A sneak peak at the donkey and elephant figurines to be given out to the first 25,000 fans at Friday's Washington Nationals-Miami Marlins game. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A sneak peak at the donkey and elephant figurines to be given out to the first 25,000 fans at Friday's Washington Nationals-Miami Marlins game. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:00am

The first-ever Election Night at Nationals Park is tonight for the Miami Marlins game.

The first 25,000 fans to enter the park will receive their choice of either a Nationals-branded donkey or elephant figurine.

The Nationals play the Marlins at 7:05 p.m. in the first of a three-game series. Their regular season ends Sunday with the third game.

Check out Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., moving floor speech on Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident on Sunday.

D.C. cultural event of the day

The Washington National Cathedral has replaced the stained glass panes that bore images of the Confederate flag. Religion News Service reported on Thursday that the cathedral quietly made the change on Aug. 26. Red and blue panes — to match the surrounding glass — replaced two panes that had the image of the flag on them. The cathedral announced in June that these images would be removed.

Whitfield joins lobbying firm

Former Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has joined the lobby firm Farragut Partners, according to an E&E report. Whitfield resigned from Congress earlier this month, almost a year after he first announced he would retire after this term in the face of a House investigation into ethics violations. 

‘Saturday Night Live’ return

Just in time for debate jokes and the home stretch of the 2016 elections, the new season of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” debuts Saturday. Check out our coverage of the ‘SNL’ reunion that took place on Capitol Hill this week.

Happy Birthday to…

On Saturday

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., 41.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., 43.

On Sunday

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., 62.

Overheard

“That was amazing.”

– Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., after wrapping up a news conference Thursday that did not include any questions about Donald Trump.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com.

Rema Rahman contributed to this report.