RORY: We have a breakfast mixer with members of Congress and the Senate.
LORELAI: Cool. See if you can steal me something off of Tom Daschle’s fruit plate.
Thomas “Tom” Daschle (born 1947), politician and lobbyist, a US Senator from South Dakota from 1987 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party, he became U.S. Senate Minority Leader in 1995 and later the Majority Leader in 2001.
One small thing: Rory refers to their organised event as a “breakfast mixer”, but later on the sign at the event calls it a “brunch”.