Richard Schiff (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Richard Schiff dining at Mari Vanna Monday night with a group that included Paul Strauss, D.C.’s shadow senator. Pelmeni, pirozhki, blinis, caviar at the table. Haven’t seen the actor around town much during his Shakespeare Theatre run of “Hughie”? Well, you know the theater life: Monday is his only night off. The “West Wing” star and Strauss know each other through politics, naturally; we may yet see him celebvocating for D.C. voting rights.

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