Tomelden is typically more likely to be found pulling taps than political strings (the bar’s Twitter bio reads “No politics, no bombs, no idiots”), but he said he’s just standing up for the District. “I’m not a fan of politics, but I’m also not a fan of people insulting my hometown,” he said. “It’s lazy and easy to make fun of D.C. — but I don’t get federal money for my endeavors like this guy does.”
Hard to tell if Blum’s calculated Beltway bashing will help or hurt him in the long run. Our colleague Amber Phillips recently called his district, which Obama won in 2012, the “most likely to flip” from GOP hands to the Dems in 2016.