- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Chelsea Clinton is joining the New Hampshire Democratic Party at its annual fundraising dinner this month.

Chairman Raymond Buckley says the daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton will be a guest, as well as Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts.

The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Manchester Radisson Hotel.

The dinner had been called the Jefferson-Jackson dinner for years. It was changed to the Kennedy-Clinton dinner, after John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.

Some state Democratic parties have stripped the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the event over their histories as slave owners. South Carolina Democrats dropped the “Jefferson-Jackson” title from their fundraising dinner in August. Iowa and Georgia Democrats voted to make the change last year.

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