Booker, Pawlenty to Keynote Gridiron Dinner

Betsy Rothstein
Fishbowl DC

Newark’s tweeting mayor Cory Booker has landed the coveted Democratic slot to keynote the Winter Gridiron Dinner in December. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the Republican speaker. The news is being dispatched to members today.

From USA Today Washington Bureau Chief and Gridiron President Susan Page:

We’re ready to announce that the Democratic speaker at the Winter Gridiron Dinner in December will be: Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Who is not only a grad of Stanford and Yale Law School, and a Rhodes Scholar, but also a member of the USA TODAY All-American football team when he was in high school in New Jersey. He’s a rising star in the Democratic Party, which is a traditional sort of speaker for our Winter Dinner.

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