Last Friday, the Lake County Republican Federation hosted its 48th Annual Spring Gala, featuring Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Other speakers included Congressman Mark Kirk, who is running for U.S. Senate, State Senator Bill Brady, who is running for Illinois Governor, Joe Walsh, running for the 8th Congressional District, and Bob Dold represented by Dr. Arie Friedman, in the 10th District.
About 500 people attended, and by all accounts, the dinner selection just gets better and better (if I do say so myself). A number of folks commented about the energy in the room, and Pawlenty gave an inspiring speech that at times sought to unify all Republicans and at other times, shocked the audience with the enormity of the financial crisis facing the country.
The Spring Gala continues to be the number one fundraising event for Lake County Republicans, which allows us to maintain a full-time headquarters and paid staff, which are vital to keeping Republican principles alive and well. I want to thank everyone who attended and/or sponsored the event, and we hope to see you again next year!
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