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Tuesday
Oct262010

Dems, Republicans Set Election Night Plans

Photos Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans and Democrats both hope to have reason to celebrate as they gather in Washington, D.C. with their respective staff, volunteers and supporters next Tuesday to await the results of the congressional midterm elections.

According to a copy of an invitation obtained by ABC News, House Minority Leader John Boehner, who stands in line to become House Speaker if Republicans win control Nov. 2, is expected to attend a gathering at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C. on election night. Boehner will begin his day in his Ohio district before jetting down to Washington to join GOP staff and volunteers.

Republicans are careful not to dub it a “party.” The invitation calls for a dress code of “campaign casual.”

Minority Whip Eric Cantor, who is expected to ascend to majority leader if Republicans are able to gain 40 seats in the election next Tuesday, will begin his election day in Richmond before traveling late in the evening to Washington. Cantor, however, is not expected to attend the event at the Grand Hyatt.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen are expected to attend a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee election night party dubbed the “Speaker’s Cabinet Election Watch Reception” at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill, according to a Democratic aide.

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