The Pima County Republican Party is hosting a Lincoln Day dinner on Friday Feb. 19, 6:15 p.m. at The Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo in downtown Tucson. Both Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain (up for reelection in November, 2010) and Jon Kyl are scheduled to speak at this upcoming event. Tickets are $40 each and there will be a silent auction, and an awards ceremony for dedicated precinct committee men and women. Statewide and local Republican candidates will be attending.
(Update at 1 p.m on Feb. 15: this event is sold out)!
In October, 2009 the Pima County Republican Party sponsored “A Tribute to WW II Veterans” event. It was held at the Pima Air and Space Museum with over 800 people
in attendance. Senator John McCain was the keynote speaker. It was decided that any moneys collected at that event above cost would be donated to the “Wounded Warrior Project”. At the Lincoln Day Dinner a check will be presented to Senator John McCain as a representative of the “Wounded Warrior Project”.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was the first Republican elected to that office, and served from 1861 to 1865. Prior to his election, he had been a practicing lawyer, an Illinois state house legislator, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate.
President Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. His birthday is now usually celebrated as Presidents’ Day (today!) along with 1st President George Washington, whose birthday was on February 22.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information or log online at http://www.pimagop.org/. They have been hosting this Lincoln Day Dinner for over 20 years.
The Pima County Republican Party headquarters is located at 5447 E. 5th St., Suite 100 (west of Craycroft), in Tucson, phone 520-321-1492.
Happy Presidents’ Day!