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Texas Tribune celebrates 2019 festival with glam downtown political party

Texas Tribune celebrates 2019 fest with glam downtown political party

TribFeast 2019
Bentley Harris, TL Fahring, Ryan Beard, and Casey Ingram. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Miya Shay and Gene Wu. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Molly Bucy, John Bucy, and Amy Klobuchar. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Dan Goodgame, Nim Kidd, Emily Kidd, and Margaret Moore.  Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Catherine Miller and Amy Barbee. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Elisabeth Burrows, Dustin Burrows, Rusty Kelley, and Margaret Spellings. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
George Billingsley, Lindsay Billingsley, Sharon Young, and Glenn Brown. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Liz Atkinson-Garza and Antonio Garza. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Katie Moise and Grant Moise. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Jacob Weisberg and Ben Smith. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Ray Herschman, Kate Herschman, Edie Rogat, and Cotter Cunningham. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Harold Schneider and Jan Schneider. Photo by Tomas Segura
TribFeast 2019
Juliana Kerkery, Lauren Hammons, Chuck Girard, Lisa Trahan, Denise Bradle, Ray Bonilla, and Mignon McGarry. Photo by Tomas Segura
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What: TribFeast 2019

Where: Brazos Hall

The lowdown: After a bombshell week in Washington, D.C., politicos from both sides of the aisle headed to Austin for three days of politics and conversation. As part of Texas Tribune Festival 2019, presidential candidates, politicians, and journalists gathered at Brazos Hall rooftop for TribFeast, an annual fundraiser for nonprofit journalism.

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (this was before the duck story) snapped a photo with Texas Rep. John Bucy and his wife, Molly Bucy. Other guests included Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Antonio Garza, who served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico under President George W. Bush.

The Lone Star State was, of course, well represented with Texas Reps. Gene Wu and Dustin Burrows both in attendance, as well as Travis County DA Margaret Moore.

And, this being a fundraiser for the press, representatives for Texas' top news outlets were at the feast, including Texas Tribune editor Emily Ramshaw, Texas Monthly editor in chief Dan Goodgame, Dallas Morning News publisher Grant Moise, and Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith.

Of course, the weekend would make headlines for other reasons (cough, cough Nancy Pelosi), but for this one evening, TribFeast is a reminder that the promise of food and an open bar can still bring Republicans, Democrats, and journalists together.

Who: Amy Klobuchar, Margaret SpellingsMolly BucyJohn BucyBentley HarrisTL FahringRyan BeardCasey IngramCatherine MillerAmy BarbeeDan GoodgameNim KiddEmily KiddMargaret MooreDavid PriessDoug LewinJenny LewinDrew NelsonPiper NelsonElisabeth Burrows, Dustin Burrows, and Rusty Kelley.