Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Montana’s Tester to speak at party dinner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia Democratic Party will have an opportunity to hear from the party’s candidates for governor and two U.S. senators at the annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner on Friday.

The dinner, to be held at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, will feature remarks from development specialist Jody Murphy, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, activist Stephen Smith and Boone County Sen. Ron Stollings.

The dinner’s keynote speaker is U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont..; Tester began his third term in January, having won last November with 50.3% of the vote.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and state party leaders are also expected to speak. The dinner is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Before the event, the West Virginia Republican Party will hold a rally outside of the venue in support of President Donald Trump.