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Can bipartisanship win DC the 2024 Olympics?

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — After duking it out in 2012’s often nasty presidential race, the campaign managers for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have joined forces.

Jim Messina, who ran the president’s re-election, and Matt Rhoades, a veteran of the Romney operation, are working behind the scenes of Washington’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The duo’s specific project — a small part of the overall mission — is to convince the U.S. Olympic Committee, that yes, sometimes both parties can come together for a common purpose, and that Washington is not just a hotbed of partisan warfare all of the time.

To make the case, the Washington bid team put together this video, posted online Tuesday featuring a bipartisan cast.

Making cameo appearances are CNN contributor Newt Gingrich, the Republican former House speaker; Virginia’s Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine; Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis; DC Del…

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