House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and congressional Democrats were seen at a popular Capitol Hill eatery on Tuesday night, but it wasn't a bipartisan breaking of bread.
Cantor was among a dozen lawmakers spotted at Sonoma, where dueling party fundraisers occupied the second floor.
On one side, Texas Democrats turned out to support Houston Mayor Bill White's (D) run for governor. Spotted ducking upstairs were Reps. Al Green, Chet Edwards, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles Gonzalez, Nick Lampson, Ciro Rodriguez, Lloyd Doggett, Gene Green, and Eddie Bernice Johnson.
On the other side of the aisle, literally and figuratively, was a party for Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), and despite a misspelled sign (that indicate a "Whitman" fundraiser) his Virginia GOP colleagues found their way to the party, including Cantor (pictured here at his 2009 holiday party), Bob Goodlatte, and Thelma Drake.
Located a few blocks from House office buildings, Sonoma is a popular spot for political fundraisers.