Word on the Hill: One Week Away

Who are the House GOP twins today?

A shed displays campaign signs for Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills along Highway 169 near Princeton, MN. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A shed displays campaign signs for Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills along Highway 169 near Princeton, MN. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted November 1, 2016 at 5:00am

Happy November! We have just one week until Election Day.

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What you shouldn’t do this election is plan to shop at Patagonia on Nov. 8. As part of the store’s Vote Our Planet initiative, Patagonia is closing all stores nationwide — including the Georgetown branch. People are encouraged to go to the polls and “champion local environmental issues and engage in civil society,” according to press release.

Happening this week…

The American Academy of Actuaries will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Thursday and Friday to discuss financial security and social insurance programs. The forum will feature former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn. (Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW)

Shake Shack rolls out holiday specials

As of Nov. 1, Shake Shack has a Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate, which features a blend of bittersweet dark chocolates and rich fudge sauce.  Finished with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles, it’s available at all Shacks throughout the winter season for $3.89. Starting on Nov. 15, seasonal milk shakes — pumpkin pie, Christmas cookie and chocolate peppermint flavors — will be available.

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Happy birthday to…

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, are House GOP twins —  both turn 63 and both are vulnerable this election.

Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., 55.

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What’s going on?

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