Bill Clinton to Keynote Dems' Jackson Day Fundraiser


A major coup for the state Democratic Party: Bill Clinton has agreed to keynote the annual Jackson Day fundraiser. Sources (and various others) say it was former Gov. Ned Ray McWherter who persuaded Clinton. The fundraiser is Aug. 29 at the downtown Renaissance Hotel. By comparison, the GOP's keynoter at this Saturday's Statemen's Dinner seems a little lame now. It's Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on Senate Judiciary Committee, who has made an ass of himself during the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. Update: The official announcement.

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