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Democratic committee plans picnic

Here’s an unedited press release from the Stafford County Democratic Committee:

The Stafford Democratic Committee invites members of the media to a “Blue Country Swing” picnic where Democrats will gather on Sat., Aug. 18 from 4 to 8 pm, to hear candidates and get organized for the fall election.

The picnic is at the North Snowden Farm in southeast Stafford County, 1465 King’s Hwy, Fredericksburg VA 22405. The farm is the lifelong home of Stafford native Bobby Crisp, wife of former Democratic supervisor Harry Crisp. The Crisps have lived at the home most of their married life and raised their children there.

Along with traditional picnic fare and swing music, Adam Cook, candidate for Congress, and State Senator Mark Herring, candidate next year for the Democratic nomination for VA Attorney General, will address the crowd.

Virginia’s political director for Obama for America, Don Mark, will do an update on the campaign and recruit volunteers, as will Joe Montano, a northern region political director for the VA Victory coordinated campaign.

Other details on Democratic Party activities are at