The South Carolina Democratic Party says it is expecting the annual Democratic Weekend to draw thousands of people to events scheduled tonight and Saturday in Columbia. Most events will be held at the Columbia Metro Convention Center.
State Party Chair Carol Fowler says the festivities begin with the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Friday night, featuring guest speaker Steny Hoyer, the Majority Leader of the U.S. House.
The state Democratic Convention takes place Saturday morning, followed by a barbeque lunch and stump meeting, featuring many democratic candidates.
Fowler says the annual events generate funds for the needy party–around $100,000 each year.
Democrats who don’t want to pay the $150 per plate for the dinner can join Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn for his legendary fish fry in a nearby parking garage Friday night. But you can do both if you want, since the fish fry will held following the dinner.
Fowler says Friday night’s dinner will be feature a lot of power in the same room, including Hoyer, the House Majority Leader.
(Fowler on Jefferson-Jackson dinner MP3 :56)
Fowler on Jefferson-Jackson dinner