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Washington 2024 Olympic Campaign Features Capitol Hill Cast The team behind Washington’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is trying to spin D.C.’s “this town” reputation to its advantage with a new video featuring some of Capitol Hill’s most recognizable personalities.  

Former Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, R-Kan., and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., both make cameos in the bipartisan promotional campaign that went live Tuesday. Virginia Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine were also cast members to boost the region’s bid, as was Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., though Maryland’s delegation is notably absent.  

“We have our spats and quarrels,” Warner acknowledged in the 2-minute clip.  

Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis then told the camera: “But we find unity when it really matters.”  

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Washington Wizards guard John Wall are among the other locals in the video reclaiming the “this town” moniker.  

The 2024 bid created is also forming a bond between two of the fiercest partisans in the 2012 presidential campaign. Jim Messina, who managed President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, and Mitt Romney veteran Matt Rhoades are both working to win Washington the world’s most prestigious sporting event.  


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