Monday, June 06, 2005

Friday the 10th is Big Night for Dems

Friday night traditionally is the big night at the Dem convention, where speaker after speaker builds to a keynoter and then the ever-popular hospitalities. So Doyle is scheduled to address the Park Plaza convention Friday night around 8:30 p.m. and then pass the torch to rising party star U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind.

Bayh was selected due to his status as a possible candidate for president in '08. According to Honold, an invite was sent to each of the '08 potentials, a couple of people responded and Bayh was the best fit.

Following Bayh's speech, many convo attendees will scurry across the Plaza lobby to Arizona's Cocktail Lounge, where Doyle and Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton will host the convention's self proclaimed "#1 Party" featuring the all-girl rock band Catfight.

Saturday will bring hangovers and elections -- with the DPW officers' booth taking votes at 12:30 p.m. The DPW chair race pits Rammelt, the longtime Jefferson County Democratic Party chair, against Wineke, the former state senator and congressional candidate from Verona.

Other Plaza activities planned for the weekend include Saturday's 3rd Annual Women's Leadership Network Luncheon featuring U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and Senate Minority Leader Judy Robson.