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Sightings: Republicans take on the town

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab,Republican Party

It was quite the Republican pow wow at Bistro Cacao on Capitol Hill on Tuesday night. A Yeas & Nays spy reported seeing Newt and Callista Gingrich at dinner, when, low and behold, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his wife, Elaine Chao, showed up, too. The couples were spotted exchanging pleasantries at the restaurant, which brags about being the perfect spot for romantic dinners "a deux."

Republicans were also out en masse Monday night, having a closed-door dinner meeting at the new-ish dining spot Nopa Kitchen + Bar. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., were all in attendance, a restaurant rep said.

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