The North Dakota Republican-GOP will hold the annual Republican Roundup on Friday and Saturday in Fargo, and state spokesman Matt Becker said the fundraising rally could not come at a better time.
“This will be the largest summer event we have held in years,” Becker said in a news release. “We expect to welcome a big crowd and energize a lot of new supporters.”
The event begins at the Holiday Inn of Fargo with the NDGOP Membership Party and Karaoke Night at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m. there will be a politics and media panel, and at 1 p.m., Grassroots Victory Training will teach party members tools to gain votes.
On Saturday evening, the rally will be moved outdoors to the home of Drs. Ahmed and Kay Abdullah at 2043 Rose Creek Blvd., 2008 presidential candidate and Arizona Senator John McCain will speak to the assemblage.
North Dakota Senator John Hoeven said he was glad to have McCain at the rally.
“North Dakota Republicans are gearing up to launch a powerful grassroots effort for this important election year, and I am proud to welcome Senator McCain to help kick things off,” Hoeven said. “This visit will be a great infusion of energy for our party, and it speaks volumes about how important this election is for North Dakota.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting http://www.northdakotagop.org/events/  and clicking on “2012 Republican Roundup.”