Dem Day Part I

Just got a couple of shots from the evening preceding Dem Day at the State Fair.

This is traditionally a day of "low-ticket" fundraisers with beer flowing and great opportunities to meet fellow Dems from across the state.

The first picture is of Leo with Senator Dick Durbin at the Sangamon County Dem Fund-raiser at Boone's Uptown Grill.

Many of the public officials at the state level canceled their fundraisers due to the fact that the legislature was in session. State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias decided to forgo the fundraiser part of his event and just have an open reception.

In the second picture, Alex Armour, Political Director extraordinaire for Jan Schakowsky and President of DL21-C, is presenting a signature "Obama: Yes We Can" basketball to Alexi.