Here’s an interesting “spotted” with 2020 overtones.
Our tipster said that former Obama insider Valerie Jarrett, former Secretary of State John Kerry and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand were dining Wednesday night with others at Osteria Morini, the hip Italian restaurant near the Washington Nationals stadium.
Gillibrand has been a leading voice of the #MeToo movement, has called for President Trump’s resignation, and is talked about as a 2020 presidential candidate. Kerry, of course, ran and lost his bid for the White House, and Jarrett was Obama’s top counselor. …
Terry McAuliffe’s wife lands at Georgetown University. Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy Thursday announced their spring fellows and Dorothy McAuliffe, a Georgetown Law grad, is on the list. She has championed kids and hunger issues as Virginia’s first lady. The other fellows:
- Nadeam Elshami (Former Chief of Staff, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Executive Vice President, Signal Group)
- Steven Law (President & CEO, Senate Leadership Fund, American Crossroads & Crossroads GPS; Former Chief of Staff, Senator Mitch McConnell; Former Deputy Secretary of Labor, Bush Administration)
- Eugene Scott (Political Reporter, The Washington Post)
- Katie Walsh Shields (Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Trump Administration; Senior Advisor & Former Chief of Staff, Republican National Committee)
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