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Biden to keynote Dem chairman’s brunch

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

* Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association press release…

The annual IDCCA County Chairs’ Brunch held in mid-August has become a traditional rallying point shifting Democratic Party activism into high gear. IDCCA President Doug House is confident that this year’s keynote guest and speaker, Former Vice President Joe Biden, will build unprecedented enthusiasm and help boost attendance well beyond last year’s record turnout.

“Over the last three years, our Democratic County Chairs have invested in training, recruitment, coalition development and party building,” said House. “Illinois Democrats are fighting like never before to stop the dangerous Republican agenda to dismantle 70 years of American working and middle-class prosperity. Without question, Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and J.B. Pritzker will rally, motivate and inspire Illinois Democrats to execute the battle plan to ensure a ‘Blue Wave’ in every county of our state.”

With a keen understanding of the hardships that Bruce Rauner and Illinois Republicans have forced on working and middle-class families, Senator Durbin delivered the party’s pitch and secured the confirmation of Biden as the 2018 keynote guest.

“Joe Biden was my Senate colleague and remains my good friend,” Durbin said. “When I asked him to headline the largest gathering of the year of Illinois Democrats, he didn’t hesitate to say yes. Vice President Biden was President Obama’s strong partner – we welcome him back to Illinois.”

Biden’s visit will reinforce the enthusiastic momentum that gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker has built among Democrats and working families all over Illinois.

“Bruce Rauner is a failed governor who has spent four years lurching our state from crisis to crisis, doing untold damage to our state,” said Pritzker. “We can’t afford another four years of his failures and that’s why we’re uniting Illinoisans in every corner of our state to defeat him. We are running a statewide, grassroots campaign to put Springfield back on the side of working families and there is no one who fights harder for working families than Vice President Joe Biden. I’m thrilled that the Vice President is joining us at the IDCCA brunch as we come together as Democrats to move our state forward.”

The 2018 IDCCA Brunch will be held within days of the ten-year anniversary of then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s Old State Capitol announcement of Biden as his running mate. Biden’s return to Springfield is anticipated to draw the largest, most enthusiastic crowd of Democrats to ever attend the IDCCA County Chairs’ Brunch.

The IDCCA County Chairs’ Brunch will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. Event details and methods of purchasing tickets is available on the IDCCA webpage at www.ILDCCA.org and via social media at www.facebook.com/ILDCCA and www.twitter.com/ILDCCA

I heard yesterday he will also be at the fairgrounds, but I’m not certain of that yet. Last year, you’ll recall, Speaker Madigan canceled the annual fairgrounds rally.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

20 Comments
  1. - Texas Red - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 2:22 pm:

    good ol’ “Lunch Bucket”


  2. - NeverPoliticallyCorrect - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 2:27 pm:

    Yep, that’s what we need Dick, a blue wave across the state. Bringing budgetary ineptness and failure to not just Chicago and Cook County and the State of Illinois as a whole but to every corner of the state. I sometimes wonder how these politicians can read these lines and not just start laughing.


  3. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 2:34 pm:

    –Bringing budgetary ineptness and failure to not just Chicago and Cook County and the State of Illinois as a whole but to every corner of the state. –

    You’re one of those comedians who still peddles the “GOP fiscal conservative” gag?

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/02/09/trumps-federal-budget-deficit-1-trillion-and-beyond/#79348506544f

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-budget/illinois-unpaid-bill-backlog-hits-a-record-16-billion-idUSKCN1BU242


  4. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 2:35 pm:

    Wordslinger is right, once again.


  5. - BlueDogDem - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 2:45 pm:

    This is huuuuge development.


  6. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 2:58 pm:

    Perfect choice for Democrats in the era of METOO.

    Hope for their sakes there is no receiving line, it could get uncomfortable


  7. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:09 pm:

    Woo Hoo
    Maybe the GOP can get Bob Dole?


  8. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:12 pm:

    Yeah - no one inspires like Dick Durbin, right?


  9. - A guy - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:17 pm:

    JB is really excited about “the Brunch”. The rest is gravy.


  10. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:19 pm:

    ==Bringing budgetary ineptness and failure to not just Chicago and Cook County and the State of Illinois as a whole but to every corner of the state.==

    Look, Chicago/Cook County is the only part of the state that can attract new businesses and jobs. Rauner told me so.


  11. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:20 pm:

    ==With a keen understanding of the hardships==
    Who are they talking about?

    Yeah, I’ve heard that all three of these guys are really struggling - to open a pickle jar.


  12. - Soapbox Derby - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    Joe Biden is coming unless Hillary Clinton wants to speak, then Joe will gladly step aside.


  13. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:15 pm:

    Maybe Joe can stop by Barack’s place, pick up the $50,000(likely about $60K by now) that is owed the city of Springfield and everything will be squared away.


  14. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 5:04 pm:

    Joe will regal us with his stories about his presidential candidacy from 30 years ago.


  15. - west wing - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 5:08 pm:

    Biden 2020 will build its Illinois bench in Springfield


  16. - jwI - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 7:47 pm:

    hope
    hope Joe does run he would be so much better than what we have now

    j


  17. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 8:18 pm:

    The last administration, Barry and Joe, added nearly $10 trillion dollars of debt. And someone thinks that honor is better than what we have now???


  18. - Jaxon - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 8:19 pm:

    Or ran last time - a colossal mistake that gave us this embarrassment


  19. - jwI - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 8:22 pm:

    small potatoes compared to what trump will add


  20. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 8:51 pm:

    JB on the Fairgrounds could be quite a sight. Talk about “Food-A-Rama.”


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