U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who’s been in the news recently for opposing the Iran nuclear agreement, will be the keynote speaker for the annual DFL Founder’s Day Dinner on Oct. 3.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the speaker at last year’s event. (He’s in town this week for the DNC summer meeting as a presidential candidate.)
Schumer, first elected to the Senate in 1998, is described by the DFL as ” a noted consensus builder in Washington, D.C. on issues including health care, immigration and financial regulation.”
DFL Chairman Ken Martin said Schumer “is one of the more outspoken members of the U.S. Senate and we are excited to hear from him. …”
Tickets for the 10th annual Founder’s Day event at the Minneapolis Convention Center are $75 for general admission. A top-contribution level is $10,000 for Diamond VIP sponsorship, with eight seats, VIP reception, upgraded seating and program acknowledgement.