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Dems Will Head to the St. Regis for Issues Conference

In less than two months, Democrats will head to the St. Regis, a hotel that might be even swankier than it sounds, for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s New York Issues Conference. Though a request for more information on which specific issues would be discussed wasn’t returned, one can hope they’ll talk up income inequality, as there can’t be a better spot to discuss how mahvellous the last few years have been for the ultra-wealthy.

A few fun facts about the St. Regis:

‐The hotel, per its website, is ushering in “A New Era of Glamour” (hashtag DeBlasio’s New York)

‐It debuted “the new King Cole Bar & Salon under renowned New York chef and restaurateur, John DeLucie.” So perhaps consider seeking lodging elsewhere if your preferred chef is Mr. Boyardee.

‐“Chic, textured fabric walls,” nuff said!!

All this can be the DCCC issue-discussers’ for a mere $525 per night (that’s for the Deluxe Room). Penny pinchers can opt for a Superior Room at a bargain nightly rate of $475 (those sumptuous deals are per the DCCC’s save-the-date).

But if you want something a little fancy-pantsier, you could also stay in the Tiffany Suite, which has “a serene and sophisticated palette of whites, beiges, charcoal, and silver, with signature Tiffany blue serving as an accent throughout” as well as “whimsical and opulent details,” the best kind of details.

Anyway, seems like the perfect place for the D-trip. Representative Steve Israel (D., N.Y.), the DCCC’s chairman, has said the 2014 election cycle will focus on “who’s got your back.”

“Standing up for the middle class is part of the Democratic DNA. We’ve always been the party of the middle class,” he continued, per the Washington Post. “We’ve always been the party of working families.”

One presumes said working families are delighted by chic, textured fabric walls.

 

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