Haslam will speak at Jefferson County Lincoln/Reagan celebration
Last night I received word that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule as he “brings the budget” to the Tennessee General Assembly to come and address the Jefferson County Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner:
Sources informed The Examiner last night that Haslam has agreed to be the featured speaker at the 2011 Jefferson County Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner, slated for Friday, March 25th. Jefferson County is said to be one of four county Republican fundraising events that the Governor is slated to attend in the coming months. It is a coup for the Jefferson County GOP to land Haslam, who will visit during one of the most difficult periods of the legislative calendar for any sitting Governor as his budget will begin its path through the House and Senate calendar.
Jefferson County, however, has a history of major Lincoln Day attractions. Last year, the rural county between Knoxville and Morristown hosted a February Lincoln Day featuring all four then-Republican candidates for Governor as speakers in a rare opportunity for visitors to see and meet each one at once.
Ticket prices have not been set yet, but are expected to be between $20 and $30-most likely $20 or $25. Further details about the event and the list of speakers will be published here in the days ahead.