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Fashion for Paws honors bipartisan team of congressmen

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab

Who says bipartisanship doesn't exist in Washington? Representing the political types at Saturday night's seventh annual Fashion for Paws fundraiser were Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., who were jointly presented the first-ever Humane Hero Award before a packed National Building Museum. "I want you to see this, a Democrat and a Republican working together," Moran boasted as the duo walked onstage.

Moran and Campbell are co-chairmen of the House Animal Protection Caucus and work on issues including animal testing, horse slaughter and animal fighting -- they're trying to get a law passed that would make it illegal to be a spectator at such events. Campbell noted that the caucus is currently a little unbalanced. "It's probably a little slanted toward Democrats right now, but that's something that I'm working hard to change," Campbell told Yeas & Nays.

The event, in which "models" raise money in order to walk the runway with their dogs, was emceed by E! News correspondent Ashlan Gorse, fiance of Washingtonian Philippe Cousteau. While the event was generally upbeat, Gorse shared some sad news.

"I rescued a Siberian Husky almost three years ago and sadly, three weeks ago I lost her," Gorse told the crowd. "They really are the best damn dogs out there, the rescue dogs," she added.

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