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The Sumner County Democratic Party will host an end-of-summer picnic in the pavilion at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Democratic candidates for Governor of Tennessee Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh; as well as U.S. Senate candidate James Mackler are expected to attend.

"We are excited to host these fantastic candidates" said party chairman Tony Jackson. "We can't wait for them to meet Sumner County voters and talk about their platforms for 2018." Local activists are feeling the wind at their backs according to state Executive Committeeman Leonard Assante. "We have a remarkably unpopular Republican President who has helped energize a new generation of progressive activists. As such, we have set very ambitious goals for 2018 in Sumner County and events such as this picnic will help us achieve them."

The picnic is not all about national politics however. There will be food, fun for the kids, live music and more. State Representative John Ray Clemmons of Nashville will offer the keynote address and Sumner County native Wade Munday, who is running for a state Senate seat in district 25, will be welcomed home. The party will have voter registration forms available as well as information on the new online voter registration process. Voters will also be able to double-check their registration status.

Tickets are $10 per person, with kids 12 and under free. Tickets are available at the event, at the party headquarters in Gallatin or online via the party Facebook page. For more information, contact the Sumner Democrats at stillblue@sumnerdems.org.

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