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DemFest Still On

by: John Morgan

Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 15:19:38 PM EST

Tomorrow and Saturday's Democratic State Committee meeting is still on in spite of dire weather forecasts.  A major winter storm described as "paralyzing" is set to hit the region tomorrow and, from what I hear, well into Saturday.  Workshops are scheduled to commence at noon tomorrow and House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi says she is still on for the Roast and Toast of outgoing Gov. Ed Rendell.  Saturday Democrats are set to vote on endorsements for U.S. Senator and Governor.  Endorsements require a quorum and a 2/3 vote.  Should weather force many Committee person to cancel their plans to attend this may go by the wayside.  TJ Rooney just sent this email:

Dear Friends,

For those of you wondering - DEMFEST 2010 has NOT been canceled.  On Friday evening, Speaker Nancy Pelosi still intends to be with us for the Roast and Toast.  Mary has been at the Lancaster Host all day working with her staff in preparation for her visit.   The Speaker has sent a message that she is very much looking forward to being with us tomorrow night.  I also talked to the Governor this morning and he told me that snow would not keep him away from this event!

The endorsement meeting on Saturday is one of the most important meetings we hold and we are moving forward with it.

The forecast calls for snow in Lancaster beginning late Friday evening and ending Saturday afternoon - by the time our meeting concludes.  The Lancaster Host is located on a major thoroughfare and we fully expect the roads to be cleared by the time you depart.  For those of you who elect to stay over on Saturday night, the Lancaster Host has extended our group rate for Saturday night as well.

I look forward to seeing you for what promises to be an exciting weekend! Please travel safely!


T.J. Rooney

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What effect will a heavy snowfall have? (0.00 / 0)
John, what constitutes a quorum for the endorsement votes?

Also, does endorsement require 2/3 of the members or only 2/3 of those who attend and vote?       A small turnout could create surprises if one candidiate can get his people to attend.  

I'm not sure Lee (0.00 / 0)
I expect endorsement means 2/3 of members.  I'd have to check the rules and by laws.  I don't have a copy of the by laws though.  I'll check and see if they are online.  I doubt they'll make a quorum.

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