Pelosi, HBO stars spotted at WHCA party

Actress Mindy Kaling, "True Blood's" Joe Manganiello, and cast members from HBO's "Veep," mixed it up Friday night - on the eve of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner - with the likes of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) at the New Yorker party.

Pelosi was seen taking in the view atop the W Hotel in downtown Washington. The California lawmaker told ITK she brought her teenage granddaughter to the WHCA-related festivities that night. Saying of the 15-year-old, "She's excited about seeing the [celebrities.]"

Cast members from HBO's "Veep" chatted up partygoers. One reveler was overheard telling actor Gary Cole, who plays a pollster on the show, "Guys, if they're shady enough, will go work for the Soviet Republic," while Cole listened politely.

Fellow "Veep" actor Matt Walsh donned a bold fashion choice at the soiree, wearing a striped tie paired with a checkered shirt. He admitted with a laugh that a stylist dressed him for the evening. "It just works!" He said with a chuckle as he marveled at his outfit.

Also spotted: "Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, MSNBC's Alex Witt with her fiance White House chef Sam Kass, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his wife journalist Claire Shipman, "Veep's" Reid Scott and Timothy Simons.

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