Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at the DFL Party’s Founders Day Dinner. The event is an annual fundraiser for the party. Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. He served in the U.S. House from 1991-2007.
Sanders is best known as a vocal critic of the bank bailout known as TARP (which he voted against).. He also voted against the confirmation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and held a “mini filibuster” last December on a bill that would extend the Bush era tax cuts.
The fundraiser will be held at DFL headquarters on October 29th.