Campaigns know to feed or be fed; Obama’s heritage explored; Cheney’s gone fishin’ (read-this roundup)

July 31, 2012

It’s what’s for breakfast on the campaign trail. (Amy Gardner/TWP)

Feed or be fed — Campaign pros know that well-fed reporters are preferable to hungry ones. Our colleague Amy Gardner dishes on the food along the campaign trail, including the griping about weight gain and whining that the Romney camp serves up too many plates of Jimmy John’s sandwiches (“One of the franchise owners, Tim Wulf, is a Romney supporter.”)

It’s all relative — Another swing at the Obama family tree finds a fascinating branch: he’s related (through his mother) to a historically significant figure, one of the first African slaves brought to the United States and the first black slave in Virginia.

Gone fishin’ — Dick Cheney’s skipping the GOP convention next month for a fishing trip. . . at least it’s safer than hunting.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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