Partisan cookies at the Press Club

The leaders of both Senate party campaign committees shared a lunch recently at the National Press Club, where the desserts were decidedly partisan.

Attendees of Thursday’s event were faced with a tough choice as Sen. John CornynJohn CornynPressure rising on GOP after Trump–DOJ fight’s latest turn Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA This week: House GOP regroups after farm bill failure MORE (Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezThe Hill's Morning Report: Can Trump close the deal with North Korea? Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Poll: Menendez has 17-point lead over GOP challenger MORE (N.J.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, answered Press Club members’ questions on Thursday.

Placed on the table were two sets of sugar cookies. The first, presumably for the Republicans, were Texas longhorn silhouettes, frosted with (what else?) bright red.

For the Democrats, there were blue sailboats with “N.J.” on the bows of miniature boats. ITK, in the interests of bipartisanship, tried them both, and they were equally delicious.

Cornyn noticed the longhorn cookies and told guests he was on his way to see the University of Texas Longhorns play the Oklahoma University Sooners that Saturday in Dallas.

Cornyn hopes the GOP will do better next month than the Longhorns did last weekend. Oklahoma won 28-20 and Texas, which has lost two in a row, fell out the AP’s Top 25 rankings for the first time since October of 2000.