Kucinich Speaking Live to Rally Party Faithful at Presidential Straw Poll Oct. 21

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Edwards, Obama, Clinton represented by Yee, Westly, Speier at first ever straw poll hosted by San Mateo Democratic Party.

While Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, D-Ohio, has confirmed his personal appearance at the first-ever San Mateo County Democratic Straw Poll set for October 21 at the San Mateo County Event Center, Peninsula Democratic leaders will be promoting some of the other major presidential contenders.

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo County, will speak on behalf of former Sen. John Edwards, former state Sen. Jackie Speier is representing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and former state Controller Steve Westly, will be speaking on behalf of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. In addition, Lynn Mosier, is expected to represent her father, Mike Gravel, former Democratic U.S. Senator from Alaska.

What: Democratic Presidential Straw Poll in San Mateo County; Kucinich attending in person, while top San Mateo County Democrats promote their choices for the 2008 White House race

Who: All California Democrats

When: 2pm-5pm, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007. Voting ends at 4pm; Press Conference to follow vote count

Where: Oak Hall, San Mateo County Event Center 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo

Why: To estimate California Democrats' opinions leading up to the February 2008 presidential primary

How: $25 to benefit the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee. Those age18 or younger are free, but may not vote.

Web-based grassroots groups and campaigns are mobilizing supporters, and several Bay Area political bloggers are set to cover the event live. For advanced tickets or for more information visit http://www.strawpoll2008.org.

About the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee:
As the official organizing body of the Democratic Party in San Mateo County, Calif., the Committee makes the official Democratic Party endorsements in non-partisan municipal, local district and county elections, operates the county's official Democratic Party headquarters, and generally coordinates Democratic activities in the county. The Committee's mission is to support Democratic candidates and elected officials at all levels of government, as well as ballot measures promoting Democratic values in San Mateo County and the State of California.



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