Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., will be the featured speaker of the Grand Forks County Democrats’ biennial "Meet the Candidates" fundraiser next week, local chairman Jamie Selzler announced today.
That Grand Forks event is being held Wednesday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at King’s Walk Golf Course, 5301 S. Columbia Rd.
"Senator Conrad has a very busy schedule representing North Dakota in the United States Senate, both as a Senator and as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee," Selzler wrote in a news release. "We could not be more excited that he has agreed to share his message for the 2010 elections at our event in Grand Forks."
The event is held each election year, acting as the major "kick-off" event for legislative campaigns, according to the release. The money raised that night will help the Grand Forks County Democrats open an office, hire staff and support candidates this year.
All Grand Forks County Democratic-NPL legislative candidates will be at the event (that’s for Districts 17, 19 and 43, just in case you’re wondering). Also, all Dem-NPL statewide candidates have been invited. They’ll be talking to attendees about the issues facing the county and state.
I hope to spend some time this afternoon looking through the N.D. Secretary of State website and see if there are some more campaign contributions reports uploaded. I’m not sure there will be enough for today, but I will try to get to a story for the Herald (and more tables for Prairie Fire) in the next few days about some of the local and statewide candidates, political parties and PACs that are required to turn in these pre-primary contribution reports.
Later this afternoon, I’ll also post what Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., had to say about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan after meeting with her today.