HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Political Aftershock

Posted October 22, 2009 at 11:10am

Move over Barack Obama, here comes … Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.)? [IMGCAP(1)]Our colleague Byron Tau attended the D.C. premiere of “HouseQuake,— a new political movie directed by Congressional offspring Karen Price about change and hope (but noticeably lacking President Barack Obama), at the E Street Cinema on Wednesday night. Price, daughter of Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), chronicled then-Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel’s quest to take back the House of Representatives in 2006. Tau reports that the flick features scores of interviews with Beltway insiders, including Roll Call’s own senior editor Josh Kurtz, while chronicling the campaigns of a diverse group of House hopefuls, including now-Reps. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) and Shuler. Centrist Democratic organization Third Way hosted the screening of the film and a panel discussion afterward. Price, Hill, McNerney and current DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) all attended the premiere.“A word of warning for those of you with delicate sensibilities; this film is not yet rated,— Third Way President Jonathan Cowan joked before the start. “Although there is no sex and no violence in it — at least not gratuitously — Rahm Emanuel is featured prominently in it.—So how did Karen Price get such extraordinary access to these Congressional campaigns? “A lot of these were not politicians who were running,— she said. “They didn’t know enough to not trust me yet.—Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.