Journos Get Ready to Rumble

National Journal’s “The Hotline” is hosting its fifth annual “Political Pursuit” games they call the “ultimate face off” of political trivia. It’s meant to be a kick-off to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend and takes place Thursday night at the Newseum with The Hotline‘s Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson playing game show host.

As some may recall, two years ago the event blew up (so to speak) when a member of the audience had a bout of extremely loud gas. The individual went outside on a balcony to cool off while attendees attempted to contain their laughter out of politeness to the gaseous victim.

This event is sold out for the general audience, but media may still request passes by contacting Ben Fishel at You can also follow along with the Twitter hashtag #PPursuit.

The event is at the Newseum and includes pre-game cocktails.

This year’s participating teams are…

Members Only

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D- CA)

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

Press Pass

Dana Bash, CNN

Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post

Paul Kane, The Washington Post

Jonathan Karl, ABC

Amy Walter, The Cook Report

Hotline Insiders

Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company

The Honorable Tom Davis (R- VA), Deloitte & Touche

Margie Omero, Purple Strategies

Doug Thornell, SKDKnickerbocker

David Winston, The Winston Group

Event Underwriters: the Beer Institute, the Volkswagen Group of America, and the Wine Institute.