Photo of the Day: Bathroom Politics

“Only in this town.” On Wednesday morning at the ACLI Capital Challenge 3-mile race, even the the porta-johns are political.

The race, hosted annually by the American Council of Life Insurers to raise funds for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, draws a healthy crowd of journalists, Capitol Hill aides, executive branch staffers, and lawmakers. Brandon Cherry, who works at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, carried the day with a blazing 15:03 run. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was the fastest lawmaker, crossing the finish line in 18:35 and placing 51st overall.

Briefings

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise – along with a House staffer, lobbyist and Capitol Police officer – “an attack on all of us.” In addition to the show of unity at the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game, lawmakers raised concerns about their own security and that of their district offices.

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