Come January, the balance of political power will shift Capitol Hill prominently to the left. And on hand to salute the slide will be Hollywood’s Creative Coalition, which every year holds an annual “bipartisan” tribute — “with a Hollywood punch” — to the incoming powers-to-be.
Inside the Beltway has learned that Hollywood hosts of the Creative Coalition’s Jan. 31 Salute to the 110th Congress will be actors Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming and Rachel Shelley, as well as Creative Coalition co-presidents Joe Pantoliano and Tony Goldwyn.
As for the honored, invited guests can plan on mingling with, among other lawmakers, Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman of California, Mark Udall of Colorado, Nick J. Rahall II of West Virginia, and Ed Pastor of Arizona; and Republican Reps. Mary Bono of California and Tom Feeney of Florida.
John McCaslin, whose column is nationally syndicated, can be reached at 202/636-3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.