published Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Sen. Tim Kaine to highlight meeting of Democrats Saturday

NASHVILLE —With no statewide elected office holders to call their own, Tennessee Democrats say they're counting on U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to "energize" the troops at the state party's annual Jackson Day Dinner this Saturday.

Kaine, a former governor, was elected to the Senate in 2012 to represent Virginia, a state where Democrats have remained competitive.

The Tennessee event will feature remarks from state Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron and includes a "salute" to state mayors and local elected officials. Among those attending will be Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, a former state senator, according to a state party news release.

The dinner will be held at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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