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Politicos, journalists boogie at the Blacksheep Inn, raising money for journalism internship

Hillites donned plaid and boots for The Political Party fundraiser on Sept. 21. Bruce Anderson’s crew kept with the usual country theme for their annual hoedown, this time raising more than $200,00 for a new political journalism internship.

National Post columnist John Ivison sings the Proclaimers' I'm on My Way at The Political Party on Sept. 21. The party raised funds for a new political journalism internship. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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Anders Drerup, Tracey Brown, Cynthia Dale, and Kelly Prescott sing Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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Conservative MP Erin O'Toole sings the Traveling Wilburys' The End of the Line. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner and Kelly Prescott sing Stay A Little Longer by Brothers Osborne. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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Liberal MP Marco Mendicino belts out a tune. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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Maxime St-Pierre and his partner, Treasury Board President Scott Brison, Bruce Anderson, Conservative MP Erin O'Toole, and his wife Rebecca O'Toole. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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Canadian American Business Council CEO Maryscott Greenwood, left, Beauty Revolution CEO Alexandra Zanella, event organizer Bruce Anderson, U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, and Motion Picture Association-Canada president Wendy Noss. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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The night's host, Peter Mansbridge, with CTV's Craig Oliver. Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan

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