Team ‘Press Pass’ Prevails at National Journal’s Political Pursuit

By Nick Massella Comment

Winning team "Press Pass"

Winning team “Press Pass”

Last night at the Newseum, National Journal hosted its sixth annual Political Pursuit, a “game show” on political trivia with members of Congress, the press that cover them, and political “insiders.”

The evening was co-moderated by National Journal Editor-in-Chief and President Tim Grieve and Hotline Editor-in-Chief Scott Bland. Team “Press Pass” won the night with 290 points and consisted of Bloomberg News’s Greg Giroux, Roll Call’s Shira T. Center, The Washington Post’s Paul Kane, The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin, and Los Angeles Times’ Mike Memoli.

The members team – consisting of Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), Deloitte’s Hon. Tom Davis, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) – came in second place with 225 points. The “Hotline Insiders,” which included The Polling Company’s Kellyanne Conway, IMPACT Strategies’ Angela Rye, Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, Purple Strategies’ Margie Omero, and SKDKnickerbocker’s Doug Thornell, finished in third with 200.

Rep. Hudson won the “Tom Davis Fan Favorite Award,” determined based on Twitter votes cast in the recipient’s name.

The evening also featured pre-recorded questions for guests by Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and CNN’s Jake Tapper.

The event was sponsored by Volkswagen and the Beer Institute.