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Elizabeth Warren to headline major fund-raising dinner for N.H. Democrats

In June 2016, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke during the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention at Bedford High School in New Hampshire.
In June 2016, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke during the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention at Bedford High School in New Hampshire.(Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe)

US Senator Elizabeth Warren will headline a major fund-raising dinner for Democrats next month in New Hampshire — home of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Warren is scheduled to keynote the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club dinner on Feb. 22, according to an announcement from the state party.

The event is one of two major fund-raising dinners the party hosts each year. The dinner was first created by supporters of John F. Kennedy ahead of his presidential run in 1960. Since then, every Democratic president or vice president has spoken at the event.

Typically about 1,000 or more of the state’s top activists attend the dinner. This is the type of audience Warren will likely need to woo in the coming year if she runs for president in the New Hampshire primary, which is expected to be scheduled for February 2020.

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“We are pleased that Senator Elizabeth Warren will join our 60th annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club event,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley. “Senator Warren has long been an ardent supporter of New Hampshire Democrats.”

It remains unclear if the February event in Manchester will be Warren’s first trip to New Hampshire since forming an exploratory committee last week. She spent last weekend in Iowa, the state that is expected to have the nation’s first presidential nominating contest, the caucuses.

The last time Warren visited New Hampshire was in the closing days of the 2016 general election.


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