With early voting scheduled to begin in a few weeks some local democrats say they are optimistic about turning Harris County blue this election year.
While the D’s made some gains in 2008 thanks to Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign, opinions are divided over whether the party can sweep the countywide seats up for grabs in 2010.
That’s where former Virginia Governor and DNC Chair Tim Kaine steps in. Kaine is flying in on Friday, October 8th, to headline the party’s annual Johnson-Rayburn-Richards dinner.
The event is a political fundraiser with individual tickets ranging from the minimum $140 to a high of $10,000 to be a “cornerstone of success member.”
The theme of Kaine’s speech will be “Building our Future.”
No doubt Kaine’s presence in Harris County will help pump up the party faithful and energize those who are not as enthusiastic about voting on election day.