Feb 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Gridiron Club plans first spring dinner in 3 years

Rep. Jamie Raskin

Rep. Jamie Raskin will be the Democratic speaker at the Gridiron dinner. Photo: Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images

The Gridiron Club, Washington's oldest association of journalists, will hold its 135th anniversary dinner April 2 — the group's first spring show in three years, per USA Today's Susan Page.

Why it matters: With the white-tie Gridiron and the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 30 (with Trevor Noah as entertainer), Washington's in-person social circuit is back.

By Gridiron tradition, a luminary from each party delivers funny (hopefully) remarks.

  • Gridiron President Tom DeFrank of the National Journal will announce later today that the Republican speaker will be New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.
  • The Democratic speaker will be Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, who spoke to the club's members-only Winter Dinner in December.
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