Candidate for US Senate Setti Warren to speak
Getting a head start on their "2012 Democratic Victory Campaign", the Democratic Town Committees of five Lower Cape towns will sponsor a reception and fundraiser open to the public at Truro Vineyards on Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m.
U.S. Senatorial candidate Setti Warren will be the featured speaker. The event kicks off a planned series of numerous candidates’ appearances at local party fundraisers for the 2012 election campaign, which includes the Democratic challenge to Republican Senator Scott Brown, expected to run for his first full term in Washington.
"We are determined to win back the Senate seat lost to Republican Scott Brown after Ted Kennedy's death," said Terry Gips, Chair of the Wellfleet Democratic Town Committee . "We have a number of qualified of candidates who want to run against Sen. Brown, and we've invited them all to come to the Lower Cape to talk about the issues which are important to all of us.” Voters will choose the party’s nominees in the March 6, 2012 primary.
Warren, now Mayor of Newton, served as a Navy Intelligence Specialist in Iraq, held a number of senior government posts in Washington, was a top aide to Senator John Kerry, and was New England Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Elected mayor in 2009, he has implemented many innovative programs to reduce municipal spending while increasing services to residents.
The Democratic Town Committees of Eastham, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet are sponsoring the event, the first of what’s planned as a series of 2012 election fundraisers to inform voters about the contentious U.S. Senate race expected next year. At least six senate candidates have said they might compete in the 2012 Democratic primary, the winner to challenge Senator Brown, who had won a special election in 2009 to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Donations will fund support for all Democratic candidates in next year’s general election and provide a Lower Cape party headquarters. Tickets for a suggested donation of $20 will be available at the door. Voters aged 30 or younger won’t be expected to contribute.
Courtesy of the Democratic Town Committees of the Lower Cape.