CNN hosts mingle at correspondents' weekend lunch
© Taylor Lorenz
CNN anchors and correspondents mingled with guests at CNN's annual post-White House Correspondents' Association dinner brunch on Sunday. 
 
The brunch, which took place in Longview Gallery, was circus-themed.
 
Guests such as CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash and Jake Tapper were greeted by a woman on stilts outside as they waited to check in. Inside, a sword swallower and mind reader entertained the crowd. 
 
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CNN President Jeff Zucker mingled with colleagues and friends by the cotton candy station while anchor Don Lemon, who was dressed down in a pair of printed shorts and a t-shirt, chatted with people near the bloody mary station. 
 
Former senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Facebook wants 'flexibility' in political advertising regs MORE (D-Minn.) both stopped by early before ducking out. 
 
For those looking to snack, there was a giant ferris wheel full of CNN-branded treats that included rose gummy bears, as well as a fried chicken and biscuits station. 
 
Though one guest remarked that this correspondents' weekend seemed "chiller" than previous ones, the party itself was packed. The event was still going strong even after the designated end time.