What the Midterm Elections Reveal About America: A Smithsonian program at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC (Metro: Smithsonian Mall exit). Without a presidential race on the ballot, midterm elections are usually seen as a collection of low-energy challenges. But in this turbulent era, the Nov. 6 elections will be the first real gauge of public opinion of the Trump presidency as he heads into his own re-election cycle for 2020, and the culmination of a high-stakes battle for control of Congress. And with a nation of highly polarized voters heading to the polls, even gubernatorial and state legislative races will help clarify what’s important to a restless electorate. Ken Walsh, White House and political analyst for U.S. News & World Report, moderates a discussion of the midterms with a panel of leading political analysts: White House editor Jackie Calmes of the Los Angeles Times, Democratic strategist and pollster Geoff Garin, Republican strategist and pollster Ed Goeas, and American University history and communication professor and CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Click here for tickets.
Linda Sperling’s Birthday Bash and Fundraiser will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the home of Kendy Taylor. Join Linda, her friends and family, local Democrats, elected officials and special guests to celebrate Linda’s 42nd birthday. Enjoy the music of the incredibly talented Jake Sizemore, bid on amazing items in the silent auction (including original artwork by Jen Sterling), and enjoy drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and birthday cake, all while supporting Linda’s Board of Supervisors campaign. For more Information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Get tickets here.
Providence Dems Food Tour: Enjoy the fine cuisine of four acclaimed Mosaic District restaurants in the company of fellow Democrats and your elected officials from 5-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Participants will be divided into four groups that will rotate through all four restaurants, with a different elected official joining in at each stop. Participation is limited and is on first-come, first-served basis, so please get your tickets early here. Deadline for purchase is Thursday, Nov. 8. Here are the participating restaurants (subject to change): Cheesetique (Gourmet cheese/wine focused), Cyclone Anaya (Tex-Mex), Jinya (Japanese) and True Kitchen (Organic).
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