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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Rep. Diaz-Balert throws meat-and-greet fundraiser

At Fogo De Chao, meat is served with a side of politics. (Evy Mages - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Politicians know their meat: legislation is “sausage-making,” they throw red meat to their bases, and they talk of pork barrel spending.

So a meat-centric fundraiser seems apropos. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)is celebrating his birthday — and raising campaign cash — at a Wednesday get-together at Fogo De Chao, the downtown Brazilian steakhouse that’s home of an all-you-can-eat protein orgy. “This is a FUN time,” promises an invite. And lest copious quantities of animal, served “gaucho style” on large skewers, isn’t alluring enough, there’s even more enticing flesh to press. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) and House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) will be on hand, too.

Sounds like some serious fundraising chops.

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