YAKIMA, Wa - The State Democratic Party is taking center stage now that State Republicans have left Yakima... Their political convention starts on Friday.
Doors will open at the Yakima Convention Center on Friday at nine in the morning. Governor Chris Gregoire and Senator Maria Cantwell will speak at a banquet honoring State House Speaker Frank Chopp and and State Senate Majority leader Lisa Brown.
On Saturday, the convention goes from 7am until 7pm.
California Congressman Mike Honda will be the keynote speaker. He's the Democratic National Committee's Vice Chair.