FamousDC took over Las Vegas back in October for the first Democratic presidential debate of the season. Now it’s the GOP’s turn to lay their cards on the table, as Vegas hosts the Republicans for their fifth debate of the season; and where there’s a debate, there’s a FamousDC party. We’d like to thank our generous sponsors, American Gaming Association (Gaming Votes) and PhRMA without whom, the night would not have been possible.
FamousDC convened Presidential campaign staff, national media, and major influencers at an exclusive event at LAVO Casino Club located in the legendary Palazzo Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. This eccentric upscale casino lounge is a Vegas hotspot and served as a perfect venue for political elite to engage and network. Campaign staff from dueling teams were seen laughing and shaking hands only a day before the gloves come off on the debate stage.
Guests were treated to specialty martinis, champagne, and premium cocktails alongside tasty hors d’oeuvres including vegetarian stuffed mushrooms, mini crab cakes with garlic aioli, imperial wagyu meatball heroes, heirloom tomato bruschetta, mini shrimp cocktail, and more.
The A-list guest list included professionals from the top media outlets including CNN, Politico, CBS, NBC, Fox News, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Buzzfeed, National Review, The Washington Post, US News, Free Beacon, The Daily Beast, Washington Examiner, and the Daily Caller. The Presidential campaign teams were equally well-represented, as top level staffers from the Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee campaigns were in attendance. Guests arrived after pre-gaming with the Washington Post and also CNN at their parties down the strip.
We would also like to thank our Co-Host Sponsors TVB and Emergent Biosolutions, for helping us ring in an amazing night. Additional thanks go out to our co-hosts Geoff Freeman (American Gaming Association), Matt Dornic (CNN), Rob Collins, (S3 Group), Amos Snead (Bryant Row), Noelle Clemente (Bryant Row), Nathan Imperiale (NJI Media), Josh Shultz (FDC Media) and Marie Formica (FDC Media).
We’d like to thank all our guests for joining us at another successful debate party and thanks to Lavo Casino Club for providing a perfect venue. It was our pleasure to host such an incredible group.
Thank you to Tonya Harvey for documenting the whole event in photos. See them all here!