Last night on Capitol Hill, Quinn & Gillespie honored D.C.’s best spokespersons in its annual Flak Bash.
The winners primarily went to flaks for political leadership:
Republican, Presidential Campaign — Ken Spain, National Republican Congressional Committee
Democrat, Presidential Campaign — Jennifer Crider, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Republican, Capitol Hill Press Secretary — Don Stewart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Democrat, Capitol Hill Press Secretary — Brendan Daly, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Industry — T. Boone Pickens, creator of the Pickens Plan, a major energy policy effort and founder and chairman of the hedge fund BP Capital Management
Judges: Jeff Birnbaum, The Washington Times; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Bob Cusack, The Hill; Eve Fairbanks, The New Republic; Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post; Kathryn Jean Lopez; National Review Online; Charlie Mitchell, Roll Call; Brody Mullins, The Wall Street Journal; Bara Vaida, National Journal; and Jim VandeHei, The Politico.