An old tradition becomes new again as the Pennsylvania Democratic Party has announced that they will hold their first ever Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Sept. 27 as part of their fall committee meeting at Valley Forge.
They also announced that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will be their headline guest.
While the institution of the state committee fundraising dinner is nothing new, the new Jefferson-Jackson moniker mimics the name of countless other such Democratic events across the county. The dinner is named after two prominent Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
“Amy has passed legislation to expand education and job opportunities for returning service members and to ensure our veterans receive the full benefits and support they deserve,” the party said in its statement announcing her participation.
“She has focused on bipartisan solutions to reduce our nation’s debt in a balanced way and was one of fourteen senators who fought to create the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She helped pass the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate and has been a leading voice for Senate rules reform.”
Senator Amy Klobuchar is the senior Senator from Minnesota and was first elected in 2006. Currently serving in her second term, she is a member of the Judiciary, Commerce, and Agriculture committees.
She is currently considered a dark-horse presidential candidate for 2016.