Nancy Pelosi announced as guest speaker for DFL Humphrey Mondale Dinner

The Speaker of the House will speak to Democrats on May 24.
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Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, will be in Minnesota in May to talk before state Democrats.

The Maryland politician, who was made speaker following the Democrats' regaining of the House this past November, has been announced as the special guest for the 8th annual DFL Humphrey Mondale Dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 24.

The fundraising event last year raised more than $1 million for the Minnesota DFL, as more than 4,000 ticketholders and sponsors attended to watch Sen. Cory Booker give the keynote speech.

In 2016, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both spoke at the event.

Those hoping to attend will need deep pockets, with the cheapest ticket – for general admission – setting you back $125.

Individual tickets then range up to $5,000, with the more expensive tickets including an invite to a reception at the governor's mansion.

Tables meanwhile can be sponsored from $1,250 to $50,000, while just getting a photo taken with Pelosi will cost $2,000.

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Pelosi has been a prominent figure in the Democratic Party particularly since November, as she went head-to-head with President Donald Trump over the government shutdown.

In a press statement, she paid tribute to former Vice Presidents Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, Minnesotans who were "strong champions for working people, passionate advocates for civil rights, and leaders that lived up to the highest aspirations of our party."

The Minnesota DFL is this year celebrating its 75th birthday, with DFL chairman Ken Martin saying of Pelosi: "Given her legislative and electoral accomplishments, I cannot think of anyone better to join us in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the DFL’s founding, all that we have accomplished since, and everything that our party will go on to do."

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