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February 7, 2016

Mad About ‘Mad Men’

Nothing says “unabashed celebration of capitalism” like a “Mad Men”-themed cocktail party!

The D.C. Republican Committee is recognizing its first annual list of the “35 most influential Republicans under 35” at a soiree to be held tonight at Dupont Circle’s Studio Gallery.

The nominees include such GOP luminaries as Illinois Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock, Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, and Brandon Andrews, chairman of the NAACP DC Political Action Committee.

“In accordance with the party’s ‘MAD’ theme, all guests are encouraged to wear ‘1960s dress-to-impress’ clothing to the party,” the invite says. “Vintage attire is, however, optional.”

By our count, this is the second “Mad Men”-themed party of the summer. The first was the annual gala thrown by the Competitive Enterprise Institute think tank in June.

HOH called AMC to see how the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, and other personnel connected to the show felt about it serving as a rallying cry among fiscal and social conservatives.

“I mean, we’re not going to comment on that,” the AMC spokeswoman told HOH. She went on to say that Weiner is the only person affiliated with the period drama who could comment on the politics of “Mad Men.”

“Well, can we talk to him?” we asked.

“[Weiner] is unreachable right now. He’s on vacation with his family in Italy,” she returned. “He’s not going to say anything. He’s going to let the show speak for itself.”

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