U.S. Sen. John Thune will speak at this year's Summit County Republican Party Finance Dinner, which will be Sept. 18 at the Hilton Akron-Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St.
Thune, of South Dakota, rose to national attention in 2004 when he defeated Democrat Tom Daschle, marking the first time a Senate Party leader had been defeated in more than 50 years, according to a Summit County Republican Party newsletter.
Thune spoke at last week's Republican convention, throwing this support behind GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The finance dinner will be at 7 p.m., with a cocktail reception starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $300 each. For tickets or additional information, call Summit County GOP headquarters at 330-434-9151 or visit the party's website.