Well, all I have to say is I'm glad I flew down! Austin, one of my favorite cities, played host last Thursday to one heckofa party. The Political Networking Happy Hour was filled to capacity - almost to the point where the bar was nervous that the fire marshals might come and break up the festivities. Fortunately for all, that did not happen and attendees were free to chat, laugh and network. From Jim Hightower to Kinky Friedman, from Rep. Mark Strama to the newest members of the political profession, the Democratic GAIN Networking Happy Hour was THE place to be!
I'd like to thank our huge list of hosts, who not only helped cover the food costs but who got the word out so successfully. The full list is at the bottom of this post.
I'd especially like to give a great big shout out to Beth Hernandez, Jenn Char, Rob Henson, Drew Dupuy and the Texas Democratic Party for going above and beyond to not only make this event happen, but make it such a huge success!
I heard all night how pleased everyone was with the diversity and range of the attendees. It wasn't just the "same old crowd" and everyone really felt they were able to meet a lot of great folks they wouldn't have been able to connect with anywhere else.
Again, thank you to everyone who both attended and helped. Let me know if you're up for another one - I certainly don't need my arm twisted!
The list of hosts to whom Democratic GAIN is grateful:
As well as candidates: