Sen. Murray headlines Whatcom Democrats' annual Eleanor Roosevelt fundraiser

BELLINGHAM - U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will headline the Whatcom Democrats' annual Eleanor Roosevelt Sunset Social on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Tickets for the event, the local Democratic Party's largest fundraiser of the year, cost $30 and are available at WhatcomDemocrats.com.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and former Gov. Mike Lowry also will attend.

Local Chairwoman Natalie McClendon said the group is excited for Murray, who recently took first place in her top-two primary, followed by Republican Dino Rossi, to headline the fundraiser.

"We are committed to seeing her re-elected, and it is good to see her committed to helping build our local party," McClendon said in a news release.

The event will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. For more information, visit the website or call 360-647-7661.