Virginia Democrats Announce Huge Numbers for SOLD-OUT 2019 Blue Commonwealth Gala
1,788 tickets sold (venue capacity); Over $425,000 raised; momentum for Democrats in crucial state legislative election year
RICHMOND, Va. – As Democrats from across the Commonwealth gather at Richmond’s Historic Main Street Station tonight for the DPVA’s Blue Commonwealth Gala, the Party announced huge attendance and fundraising numbers for the event.
- The DPVA sold 1,788 tickets for the Blue Commonwealth Gala. That is the event venue's capacity.
- The DPVA raised over $425,000 tonight, which will be crucial in funding their campaign efforts to flip control of the General Assembly.
- The DPVA sold the event out on June 1st, more than two weeks ago.
- This year's attendance of 1,788 is a large increase over the 1,304 attendees in 2017 and 913 attendees in 2016.
The event will be LIVE on CSPAN TV and can be livestreamed here starting at 7:00 PM: CSPAN BLUE COMMONWEALTH GALA LIVESTREAM.
“We went big,” said DPVA Communications Director Jake Rubenstein. “The excitement around this year’s Blue Commonwealth Gala has been unreal. Between tickets sold and funds raised, we hit a home run. Virginia Democrats are fired up, united, and ready to take majorities in the General Assembly.”
Democratic presidential candidates Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnestoa will be the evening’s keynote speakers.