Will Ferrrell fan Sen. Jack Reed hits up ‘Elf’ at the KenCen

January 7, 2014
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, stands with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, after legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle. The vote was 60-37 to limit debate on the legislation, with a half-dozen Republicans siding with the Democrats on the test vote. Sen. Reed, along with Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, led the effort to reauthorize the benefits for three months which expired on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, is apparently a kid at heart. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Hey isn’t that… Sen. Jack Reed, taking in the Saturday matinee of the holiday-comedy musical “Elf” at the Kennedy Center.

The Rhode Island Democrat was there with his seven-year old daughter, Emily. Both “enjoyed it immensely,” the senator tells us in an e-mail. Fun fact: The senator’s a huge fan of Will Ferrell, the star of the original movie version of Elf.

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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