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Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich Spotted at Cafe Milano

Power players flocked to the popular Georgetown restaurant the night after July Fourth.

Harry Reid’s table at Cafe Milano. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Not all the political players fled town for the July Fourth holiday.
Spotted at Cafe Milano last night were bipartisan heavyweights,
each taking a corner at opposite ends of the room. Senate
majority leader
Harry Reid and a female companion had the
number-one power table, certainly the restaurant’s most visible, in the
front corner across
from the entrance. He was dressed casually in a sports shirt,
their drinks appeared to be nonalcoholic, and their entrées
were fish.

We wondered if Reid’s somber deportment was a result of the
heat or disappointment that his candidate for the Major League

Bryce Harper, didn’t make the cut, coming in
third. Earlier Reid took to Twitter to shout his support for Harper:
“Let’s send this Nevadan
KC!” Maybe
next year. (Let it be said, Harper doesn’t need the
All-Star game to prove to Washington he’s got the juice.)

Later, escorted swiftly to the back of the room and to a more discreet table upstairs, was former GOP presidential candidate

Newt Gingrich—head down, purposeful, dressed in a suit. He didn’t have the security muscle that accompanied Reid, but he did have a small
entourage. We’re told it was a gathering of former staffers.

Given what many people think of the performance of Congress, it’s probably apt that after Reid and his companion departed, their
table was given to
Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.