Washington is a town that often mixes business and pleasure. And what better way for young politicos to get leg up than having a drink with a presidential aspirant?
Gov. Tim Pawlenty is hosting another D.C. event focused on young Republicans this Friday, with a name suited for the GenY crowd: "LATENight with T-Paw." TPaw followers will recall the well-attended but far less seductive "Pretzels and Pints" event several months ago that garnered a hefty crowd of young staffers near Union Station.
But unlike P&P, this "LATENight" will be kicking off the weekend for most staffers -- start time is 9 p.m. Friday evening. A $50 contribution gets them access to an open beer and wine bar at Gin + Tonic, just north of Georgetworn.
Pawlenty will still be fresh from his morning address at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
As with the last event, Minnesota's Republican lawmakers on the Hill are a part of the host committee. That includes Reps. Michele Bachmann, Erik Paulsen and John Kline, all of whom were dubbed "young GOP members of Congress from Minnesota" by The Hill today. Ahem, Kline is 62 -- and Bachmann is 53.
Here's a PDF of the invite.