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Hot Shots: Roland Martin, Chris Tucker, Gary Owen, Judy Smith, Robert Townsend & more

He’s the rock star political pundit who is one of CNN’s most notable contributors, as well as host of his own TV One series “Washington Watch”—Roland Martin talks serious for a living, but he sure knows how to party.

The 43-year-old media personality hosted his annual Congressional Black Caucus party, Roland Martin’s Annual Ascot Affair and a who’s who of high profile political types and celebrities were on hand for the shindig.

“I host this party because I like to remind people that politics can be fun,” said Martin, who donned a white dinner jacket with a lavender and green ascot. “We work hard to make sure the political process works for the people, but at the end of the day, we play hard, too!”

Martin has to get his partying out now, because he’ll go into overdrive in the coming weeks preparing for his coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election.

Check out photos of from Roland Martin’s Annual Ascot Affair. All photos courtesty of Earl Gibson for the The FrontPage Firm.

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Judy Smith, crisis communications guru and real life inspiration behind the hit television show “Scandal,” and Roland Martin.

Roland Martin, Chris Tucker and Lamell McMorris founder of Perennial Strategy Group.

“Think Like A Man” star/comedian Gary Owen and Roland Martin.

Hollywood Director Robert Townsend and Roland Martin.

“The Blind Side” actor Quinton Aaron and Roland Martin.

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