By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Tuesday, November 3, the Alabama Democratic Party announced that James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville will speak at the Alabama Democratic Party’s Presidential Luncheon, Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley said in a statement, “The Alabama Democratic Party is very excited to have James Carville as our Presidential Luncheon speaker on November 7, and we know he will inspire everyone to get involved and make history in the upcoming election.”
Tickets are available for $25 per person on the Party’s website, aldemocrats.org or at the Party Office, 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Carville, 71, will speak, following a catered lunch at Montgomery’s Crump Senior Center on Saturday. A native Louisianan and one of the best known political consultants in the world, Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, and talk show host.
Carville is best known as the senior strategist for former President Bill Clinton (D) as well as his for wife, Hillary Clinton. Carville is a surrogate for the 2016 Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. James Carville achieved political fame for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. Carville also teaches political science at Tulane University.
Carville is known for a number of pithy quotes including: “I think the Democratic Party has the chronic problem of appearing to be weak, of not standing and fighting for what it believes in, not fighting for its own” as well as for coining the 1992 Clinton campaign meme: “It’s the economy stupid.”
The Presidential Luncheon will follow training sessions for candidates and county leaders on topics such as the Fair Campaign Practices Act, organizing a campaign, and fundraising.
Chairperson Worley said, “We look forward to seeing our candidates and county leaders at Saturday’s training sessions and we hope all the Presidential campaigns will send representatives to this event.”
While there is more than a dozen Republicans vying for the GOP nomination, the Democratic Party field has rapidly diminished. Far and away the frontrunner is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Self described “socialist” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley are the other Democratic candidates.
The Alabama Presidential Primary is on March 1.
For additional information on the training and luncheon, view the Party’s website,aldemocrats.org or call the Party Office at (334) 262-2221.