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Jennifer Granholm to speak at DFL’s Humphrey-Mondale Dinner

The annual fundraising dinner for the DFL drew 2,000 people last year, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave the keynote speech.

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will speak at the Minnesota DFL’s annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner in Minneapolis on June 6.

Last year, the fundraiser drew 2,000 to hear U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speak. The party’s top leaders — Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken — were also featured.

Granholm was elected Michigan’s first woman governor in 2002 and served two terms.

She now teaches courses in law and public policy at University of California Berkeley and is a senior research fellow at the UC Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

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On the 2016 front, she’s co-chair of Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton for President in 2016.

DFL Chairman Ken Martin said Granholm “focused on creating jobs and improving education for Michigan’s long-term economic health. During her tenure, Michigan ranked high for business locations and more than 600,000 jobs were created.” She’s also known for a fiery speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Tickets for the dinner are now available, and range from $125 for general admission to $5,000 for Diamond Seating.