DOVER – Presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio will join U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and 2008 U.S. Senate candidates Dr. Jay Buckey and Gov. Jeanne Shaheen as featured speakers at the annual Strafford County Democratic Victory Dinner this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Governors Inn, 73 Wakefield St., Rochester.
“We’re pleased that Rep. Kucinich was able to rearrange his schedule and join us for the Victory Dinner,” said Strafford County Democratic chair Joan Ashwell.
The Victory Dinner celebrates party unity, past victories and kicks off the 2008 election cycle in Strafford County.
“Saturday’s event will be a great night for county Democrats,” Ashwell said, “We’re ready to work together to re-elect Gov. John Lynch and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and elect a Democratic president and U.S. senator. We had tremendous success in Strafford County in 2006 and intend to build on that foundation in 2008.”
Rep. Shea-Porter’s grass roots campaign for Congress drew national attention last year. The 2008 U.S. Senate race is expected to attract the spotlight as well. Former three-term Gov. Jeanne Shaheen of Madbury and former astronaut Dr. Jay Buckey of Hanover are already working hard to attract support for the Democratic nomination.
Strafford County elected officials and representatives of the Democratic presidential candidates are also expected to attend the Victory Dinner to meet and mingle with party activists.
A limited number of tickets are available for Saturday night’s dinner. Tickets are $50 and may be reserved by contacting Strafford County chair Joan Ashwell at (603) 868-3775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the Victory Dinner fund activities around Strafford County supporting Democratic candidates at the national, state and county level.
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