Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester Calls For A Moment Of Silence For Senator Ted Kennedy, August 29, 2009
On August 19, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester announced that three Jackson Day VIP seats belonging to Forrester, his wife Gabrielle and party Vice Chair, Elisa Parker would be auctioned to the public. Donating their seats to help strengthen the party’s 2010 campaign fund, Chip Forrester stated that “Tennessee Democrats understand we must take back the state House, pick up more seats in the state Senate and win the governor’s seat in 2010. This is a way to advance that cause.”
By giving up their opportunity to dine with Vice President Al Gore, Governor Phil Bredesen, Governor Ned Ray McWherter, Congressman Harold Ford Jr.and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, the party leaders helped raise more than $10,000 for the Tennessee Democratic Party’s 2010 campaign fund.