Many people in the Washington area are still recovering from last week's election, but in Maryland Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal is already looking ahead to 2014.

The at-large Democrat is throwing himself a 50th birthday party Monday that will double as a fundraiser for his campaign for Montgomery County Executive, Leventhal told The Washington Examiner. Admission to the party starts at $50, though the pre-party "VIP reception" runs $500 a ticket.

Current County Executive Ike Leggett said he has no plans to run for reelection in 2014, and rumors have been flying about who might run against Leventhal, from former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan to Department of Economic Development Director Steve Silverman.