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Alaska Democrats To Gather for State Convention May 23-25


May 20, 2008

Delegates from across Alaska will gather at the State Fairgrounds in Palmer May 23-25 for the Alaska Democratic Party's State Convention. Convention highlights include voting for the Democratic Presidential nominee and selection of Alaska's Delegates to the Democratic National Convention, a keynote speech by best-selling author John Dean, and election of the state party chair and other leaders.

On Saturday afternoon, May 24, the State Convention Delegates will vote for Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. Hillary Clinton, and then 14 of Alaska's Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be elected. Those participating in the Presidential Fan Out will be the State Convention Delegates elected on Feb. 5 at caucuses around the state. The state convention is the second step in selecting Alaska's delegates to the national convention. According to the Alaska Democratic Party, up to 411 State Convention Delegates will be participating in the Fan Out, and 265 of them are competing for the chance to represent their candidate at the national convention in Denver in August.

John Deanwill address the convention at a banquet Saturday night. Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate Mark Begich, Ray Metcalfe and Frank Vondersaar will also speak at the banquet Saturday night.


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