- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The head of the Democratic National Committee will be the keynote speaker at the Rhode Island Democratic Party’s unity dinner next month.

The Providence Journal reports that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will headline the event in West Warwick on Oct. 14. She is a congresswoman from Florida.

State Rep. Grace Diaz, the interim chairwoman of the Rhode Island Democrats, said in a statement Tuesday the party is excited that Wasserman Schultz will rally federal, statewide and local candidates and supporters at the event.

The dinner at West Valley Inn is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person or $1,000 for a sponsor.

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