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Tony Bennett, Tim Gunn among Pelosi’s guests for Speaker vote

Greg Nash

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has invited a star-studded guest list to witness history when she reclaims the Speaker’s gavel on Thursday.

In addition to her children and grandchildren, Pelosi has asked legendary singer Tony Bennett, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and television personality Tim Gunn to sit in the House gallery during the Speaker’s vote.

{mosads}Also in attendance will be Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Stephanie Shriock and Ellen Malcolm of EMILY’s List, and the presidents of Georgetown University and Trinity Washington University.

The 92-year-old “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” crooner was also a guest at Pelosi’s 2007 swearing-in as Speaker.

Bennett also reportedly performed at a dinner Wednesday at the Italian Embassy in Washington honoring Pelosi.

C-SPAN cameras captured shots of Bennett and Gunn in the crowd:

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